Consultation on the Technical Standards specifying certain requirements of MiCA (1st package)

Digital Finance and Innovation

Responding to this paper

ESMA invites comments on all matters in this paper and in particular on the specific questions summarised in Annex I. Comments are most helpful if they:

  • respond to the question stated;
  • indicate the specific question to which the comment relates;
  • contain a clear rationale; and
  • describe any alternatives ESMA should consider.

ESMA will consider all comments received by 20 September 2023.

All contributions should be submitted using the response form below.

Respondents are expected to use the response forms made available on the ESMA website. Please note that for Q12 to 16, considering the sensitive nature of information to be collected, respondents are invited to use a separate response form (also available on the ESMA website). While ESMA do not intend to publish responses received to Q12 to 16, respondents are still encouraged to select the “I do not wish to have my response published on the ESMA WEBSITE” when submitting their answers to those specific questions.

Publication of responses

All contributions received will be published following the close of the consultation, unless you request otherwise.  Please clearly and prominently indicate in your submission any part you do not wish to be publicly disclosed. A standard confidentiality statement in an email message will not be treated as a request for non-disclosure. A confidential response may be requested from us in accordance with ESMA’s rules on access to documents. We may consult you if we receive such a request. Any decision we make not to disclose the response is reviewable by ESMA’s Board of Appeal and the European Ombudsman.

Data protection

Information on data protection can be found under the heading Legal Notice and Data Protection.

Who should read this paper?

All interested stakeholders are invited to respond to this consultation paper. In particular, ESMA invites crypto-assets issuers, crypto-asset service providers and financial entities dealing with crypto-assets as well as all stakeholders that have an interest in crypto assets.