A regulatory framework for cryptocurrency

Joseph Lee, Florian Lheureux

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The paper examines cryptocurrency in the crypto-finance ecosystem and identifies areas in which regulatory intervention is required. Part I focuses on the system and processes of cryptocurrency and identifies the features of this ‘decentralised’ system and the legal and regulatory implications. Part II discusses the perceived benefits and the rise of cryptocurrency to determine whether those benefits fit with regulatory objectives and contribute to the rise of cryptocurrency. Part III discusses the fall of cryptocurrency and some associated factors, particularly a lack of governance. Part IV discusses the need for regulation and governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-445
Number of pages23
JournalEuropean Business Law Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2020


  • Cryptocurrency
  • DLT
  • blockchain
  • cryptoasset
  • exchanges
  • investor protection
  • tokenization


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