The Philippines, through the Cagayan Economic Zone Authority (CEZA), unveils acomprehensive set of new rules governing cryptocurrencies in a bid to effectively regulate and protect investors.
CEZA has approved the Digital Asset Token Offering (DATO) regulations that cover the acquisition of crypto assets, including utility and security tokens. Under the new framework, CEZA is the principal regulating authority. The Asia Blockchain and Crypto Association (“ABACA”) is designated as a SRO to help implement and enforce the new rules.
“It is our goal to provide a clear set of rules and guidelines that will foster innovation yet ensure proper compliance by actors in the ecosystem. It is our hope that these set of regulatory innovations will take the digital asset sector one step closer to adoption and acceptance by institutions and the traditional financial system,” said Sec. Raul Lambino, CEZA administrator and chief executive officer.