Many financial institutions are willing to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) – often referred to as blockchain – to simplify trading for certain financial products and save processing costs. However, defining governance structures between counterparties that ensure benefits are evenly spread remains a challenge. Thus, the need for supervisory commitment for emerging technologies such as DLT increases. So far, few DLT networks exist in which regulatory bodies are actively involved but use cases in RegTech illustrate the promising prospects of DLT in market supervision.

Maciej Piechocki, Moritz Plenk (Regnology) and Aaron Janowski examine the need for regulatory authorities to develop a clear strategy on how to become part of distributed ledger technology platforms, take advantage of the resulting enhanced data streams and set fundamental frameworks.

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