LBChain is the world’s first blockchain-based sandbox developed by a financial market regulator, the Bank of Lithuania. The platform was developed through a pre-commercial procurement and is now opening up to international start-ups as well as financial and FinTech companies to test their solutions on the LBChain. The project combines the creation of innovative blockchain-based solutions with supporting their application in the financial sector as well as improving the quality regulatory requirements and attracting foreign direct investment.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is launching a common supervisory action (CSA) which participant national competent authorities (NCAs) will carry out simultaneously, in the second half of 2019.
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has today published an updated opinion on ancillary activity calculations. This updated opinion provides the estimation of the market size of commodity derivatives and emission allowances for the year 2018. ESMA has prepared those estimations based on data collected from trading venues as well as data reported to trade repositories under EMIR.