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Spain to implement MiCA six months forward of July 2026 deadline

Spanish Ministry of Financial system and Digital Transformation reported that the primary complete European Union crypto framework, the Markets in Crypto Belongings (MiCA) Act, will come into drive on the nationwide stage in December 2025.

As follows from the discharge published by the Ministry on Oct. 26, the primary vice chairman of Spain, Nadia Calvino, has met with the president of the European Securities and Market Authority (ESMA), Verena Ross, to debate the federal government’s intention to advance the implementation of MiCA.

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The overall deadline for implementing MiCA for all 27 member-states of the EU is July 2026. It consists of the 36-month transitional interval given to the member-states because the date of the publication of the MiCA within the Official Journal of the European Union, June 2023. Spain desires to shorten that transition interval to 18 months. In keeping with the discharge:

“[This] will present authorized certainty and higher safety for Spanish traders in such a property.” 

In the meantime, massive worldwide crypto exchanges in Spain have been granted native licenses. In September, Coinbase secured an Anti-Cash Laundering (AML) compliance registration from Spain’s central financial institution and Kraken attained a virtual asset service provider (VASP) registration. Earlier, in June, the same regulatory approval was granted to Crypto.com. 

This month, Banco de España, Spain’s central financial institution, publicly joined a refrain of European banking establishments getting ready their prospects for the potential benefits of a digital euro. The financial institution claimed that the bodily money format “doesn’t enable to use all the benefits supplied by the rising digitalization of the economic system and society.”

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