UK Open Consultation: Managing the Failure of Algorithmic Stablecoins

HM Treasury | May 31, 2022

Consultation description

This consultation sets out the government’s proposed approach to managing the failure of a systemic digital settlement asset (including stablecoin) firms, by way of the application to such firms of a modified Financial Market Infrastructure Special Administration Regime (FMI SAR).

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In particular, we wish to receive your responses to the following questions:

  • Do you have any comments on the intention to appoint the FMI SAR as the primary regime for systemic DSA firms (as defined at para 1.8) which aren’t banks?
  • Do you have any comments on the intention to establish an additional objective for the FMI SAR focused on the return or transfer of customer funds, similar to that found in the PESAR, to apply solely to systemic DSA firms?
  • Do you have any comments on the intention to provide the Bank of England with the power to direct administrators, and to introduce further regulations in support of the FMI SAR to ensure the additional objective can be effectively managed, or what further regulation may be required?
  • Do you have any comments on the intention to require the Bank of England to consult with the Financial Conduct Authority prior to seeking an administration order or directing administrators where regulatory overlaps may occur?

Following the closure of the consultation, HM Treasury will consider respondents’ views and publish a consultation response.

This consultation closes at

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