While each regulator chooses its own way, most believe the best approach is to look past the technology and focus on how products behave. But this could change as digital currencies proliferate.
Director of Research at R3 Antony Lewis and finance journalist Solomon Teague discuss distributed ledger technology and what impact it could have on central and commercial banks.
Fintech challenges incumbents in payments and other banking businesses, but hedge funds, credit card companies and insurers have also woken up to the potential of this technology.
In this interview, Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer at MAS, speaks about central bank policy considerations when setting up blockchain based payments systems.
More than half the respondents to the poll said regulation would be positive for ICOs, compared to only 15% that fretted it would undermine returns.
Initial coin offerings are the latest way for blockchain startups to raise capital and engage with their prospective client-bases. Investors have been making huge returns but the market has all the hallmarks of a bubble.