Crypto Industry Body GBBC Joins Securities Regulator Group IOSCO as Affiliate Member

GBBC Digital Finance, a digital asset industry association, has become an affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), an association of securities regulators from around the world.

Affiliate members of IOSCO share experiences with the aim of enhancing cooperation between members and thereby providing input into standard-setting for securities regulation globally.

As an association for the digital asset industry, GBBC Digital Finance's goal is to engage regulators to inform how policy will be developed by the world's major regulatory bodies.

IOSCO, regarded as the standard setter for securities regulation, has been increasing its focus on cryptocurrency in recent months, with its fintech task force prioritizing work related to crypto assets, according to a road map published last July.

Two working groups headed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) are set to publish reports with recommendations for crypto assets and decentralized finance (DeFi) by the end of this year.

GBBC Digital was previously known as Global Digital Finance prior to its merger with the Global Blockchain Business Council, an industry association for blockchain technology.

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UPDATE (Feb. 16, 16:23 UTC): Updated headline to reflect that GBBC is joining IOSCO as an affiliate member.