The regulators across the world are continuously pressurizing the crypto businesses. The latest instance is Spain’s National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) which has warned 12 entities for their delay in being registered to legitimately offering the investment services. On Monday, as stated by an official document, warnings have been issued by the commission for 12 platforms in which some prominent firms like Bybit and Huobi are also included. The statement of warning mentioned that these crypto organizations are providing crypto services all across the country without any authorization.
The consulting page of CNMV focuses that the authorization of providing crypto-related securities and services is only given to the registered companies. Though it cannot straightforwardly ban a company from working in Spain, CNMV can submit a plea to the respective courts within the country. Spanish-based Crypto Company Guide’s report of November has disclosed that up to 120 crypto firms have been previously registered and now functioning across the country.
The authorities of Spain developed a more friendly relationship with the companies dealing with cryptocurrency during the last year. It was reported that the Committee specified for digital transformations as well as the economic affairs accepted a law which directs toward the construction of a sandbox to deal with the financial technologies. While talking about the sandbox, Ismael Santiago (a professor from the University of Seville) stated that the service would assist in the economic competitiveness, technological advancement, and the creation of many innovative value-added jobs,
More recently, a non-law proposal has been introduced by the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party to initiate a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in a reaction to the similar experiments done by the European Central Bank regarding the digital form of the Euro. It has been suggested by the proposal there would be several benefits of launching a native digital currency. It added that although a monetary expansion is necessary however the currency would bring a higher level of liquidity in return. Moreover, it elaborated, the aforementioned digital currency would provide a further straight procedure through incorporating the liquidity right into the existing accounts.
Furthermore, the non-law proposition revealed, the overall system of finance would be bettered with the help of a CBDC as it would make the transfers quick and convenient without requiring any intermediaries to create a connection between the user accounts and the payment sources.