UK Crypto Companies Launch Self-regulatory Body

CryptoUK will work to raise understanding of the sector and call on the government to introduce appropriate regulation to protect consumers
13 February 2018   249

The UK’s leading cryptocurrency companies have joined together to launch a self-regulatory trade body called CryptoUK to improve industry standards and engage policymakers on the future of the sector.

CryptoUK comprises seven founding members including trading platforms, exchanges, comparison sites, intermediaries, merchants and asset managers. They are BlockEx, CEX.IO, Coinbase, CoinShares, CommerceBlock, CryptoCompare, and eToro.

The association will work to raise understanding of the sector at a time of significant growth in popularity and call on the government to introduce appropriate regulation to protect consumers and business certainty, allowing the sector to flourish in the UK. 

CryptoUK has developed an industry-leading Code of Conduct, the first in the UK, which members must comply with and is intended to improve standards in the industry.

Iqbal V Gandham, UK Managing Director of eToro, has been elected chair for the first year. Members hope that more businesses will join over the coming months. 

We’re extremely proud to have brought together some of the leading players in the sector. This Association is not only about exchanges, we represent the whole crypto sector, apart from ICOs. All of us are unified by a desire to grow in the UK and for the need for collaboration with government on what our future operating environment looks like. 

 

Iqbal V Gandham

Chair, CryptoUK

The association does not represent ICOs now with CryptoUK committing to developing a specific Code of Conduct for the process. 

Genesis Conference to be Held in London

Genesis Conference will cover research and development, regulation, economics and applications issues, taking place in London on February 22
21 February 2018   28

Genesis London Conference will take place on February 22, tackling the most pertinent issues in blockchain space: research and development, regulation, economics and applications.

Genesis London is a platform for researchers, developers and generally anyone interested in blockchain, and its priority is to share knowledge, facilitate productive discourse and filter out the hype.

Location: The CityPoint building, 1 Ropemaker St, London, EC2, UK
Date and time: 9:30AM - 8PM, February 22, 2018

The agenda of the conference includes Privacy and Confidentiality Techniques for Blockchains; Permissioned Business Blockchain Applications and Use-cases; Scalable, Transparent and Post-quantum Secure Computational Integrity, with Applications to Cryptocurrencies; A Rational Protocol Design Treatment of Bitcoin, and more.

The headline speakers include Patrick de Laive, co-founder of TNW; Margarita Khartanovich, head of insight at Binary District; Jack Gavigan, chief operating officer at ZCash; Jeremy Kahn, technology writer for Bloomberg, and many more.