It has been just revealed the fact that Hong Kong is struggling to win the crypto game. Check out the latest reports about the matter below.

Crypto ETFs are being considered

According to a recent report by Bloomberg, the Hong Kong government is considering the option of allowing cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETF) to be traded on the spot.

Julia Leung, CEO of Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission, explains the conditions that would need to be met for such ETFs to be approved in the city-state.

“We welcome proposals using innovative technology that boosts efficiency and customer experience. We’re happy to try it as long as new risks are addressed. Our approach is consistent regardless of the asset.”

As per Bloomberg, Hong Kong presently permits only futures-based crypto ETFs.

Among the listed products, Samsung Bitcoin Futures Active and a Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) futures ETF issued by CSOP Asset Management are included.

The report suggests that the possibility of spot crypto ETFs getting approval in Hong Kong is high, as the city aims to establish itself as a leading digital asset hub.

Earlier this year, Hong Kong introduced a regulatory framework for virtual assets.

Leung, the spokesperson, mentioned that the cryptocurrency regulatory framework is also in place.

“Hong Kong’s comprehensive virtual assets regulatory framework follows the principle of ‘same business, same risks, same rules’ and aims to provide robust investor protection and manage key risks.’ This will enable the industry to develop sustainably and support innovation.”

In June, it was reported that the Hong Kong Monetary Authority urged banks in the region to provide their services to licensed cryptocurrency exchanges.

Additionally, in February, it was reported that China supported Hong Kong’s initiative to allow both retail and institutional investors to trade in crypto assets.

Stay tuned for more reports from the crypto space.

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