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HKMA issues distributed ledger technology guidance to banks

Hong Kong Monetary Authority has issued guidelines to local banks on the use of distributed ledger technology (DLT) and support for the development of Hong Kong's virtual asset ecosystem, in order to support banks in using DLT in a risk-controlled manner. Through clarifying the main regulatory considerations of the Authority, it aims to further promote the wider application of DLT in the industry, including establishing appropriate governance, ensuring the design suitability of DLT application projects, and continuous maintenance and supervision of DLT projects. In order to accommodate the diverse development of technology and the market, the Authority will continue to maintain close communication with the industry and support the orderly development of Hong Kong's virtual asset ecosystem in a risk-controlled manner.

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