UK aims to protect public with cryptocurrency regulations

UK aims to protect public with cryptocurrency regulations

The United Kingdom will no longer go soft on crypto if the current government gets its way. On Wednesday, the UK government unveiled its big plans for industry regulation in the cryptocurrency space.

By introducing strict rules for exchanges, lenders, and token issuers, the government hopes to protect both business and the public while still letting the industry grow. The development comes as the world reacts to the collapse of FTX and various associated companies in the cryptocurrency business.

In a surprise move, the Treasury Department will introduce exemptions that would enable selected crypto companies to issue new tokens for a limited time. The exemption would apply to firms that are already registered with the UK FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) to prevent money laundering practices. The firms would only be able issue new tokens while the government drafts and passes updated regulations.

Andrew Griffith, who serves as the Economic Secretary to the Treasury, said, “We remain steadfast in our commitment to grow the economy and enable technological change and innovation – and this includes cryptoasset technology.” He added, “But we must also protect consumers who are embracing this new technology – ensuring robust, transparent, and fair standards.”

Responding to the news, Binance expressed its approval by tweeting, “Binance has vocally supported the need for effective and appropriate regulation to help with mainstream adoption of digital assets. We welcome the next steps from the U.K. Government in making this happen.”
For an updated look at the outcome of the British government’s cryptocurrency consultation, visit



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