Working Groups

GDF Members are at the forefront of creating market and conduct standards and best practices for cryptoasset and digital finance participants. Our working groups include subject matter experts from across the ecosystem from crypto/digital assets, traditional financial services, legal and academic communities.

Shared Market Surveillance Working Group

This working group will develop shared surveillance data standards and frameworks for digital asset markets, necessary to address global regulatory concerns with cross-market manipulability ...

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DeFi

The GDF DeFi Working Group will look to produce a research paper that will map the DeFi sector. The paper will cover the key business models, use cases, the risks, and vulnerabilities withi ...

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Private Markets Digitisation Steering Group

Covid-19 has created a capital gap, with tens of thousands of private companies simultaneously in need of rapidly distributed capital. This joint initiative brings together financial instit ...

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KYC / AML / CTF

The KYC/AML/CTF working group is comprised of both cryptoasset and traditional financial services compliance, legal and regulatory practitioners, who articulate best practices in the areas ...

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Custody

The Custody working group delivered the GDF Code of Conduct: Part IX: Principles for Custody – Custodial Wallets in 2019. The group is now collectively working on a custody regulatory ...

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Tax Treatments

The Tax working group is drafting best practice recommendations and considerations for the treatment of corporate and personal tax.  The working group is open for new participants ...

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Joint Working Group on InterVASP Messaging Standards (J ...

This joint working group has developed a messaging standard for the exchange of originator and beneficiary information as required by the travel rule under the FATF Recommendations ...

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Digital Currency

The Digital Currency working group will focus on how governments can provide payments using modern, digital technologies. The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that government disbursem ...

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Digital Asset Market Practices

The GDF Digital Asset Market Practice working group will evaluate emergent liquid, non-securities, digital asset execution, pre-trade, post-trade, and custody best practices throu ...

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Stablecoins

The Stablecoin working group is has completed the GDF Code of Conduct Principles for Stablecoins and Stablecoin Issuers. GDF Working Group Co-Lead: Bryony Widdup, Clare Wells ...

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Security Tokens

The Security Token working group is has completed the GDF Code of Conduct Principles for Security Tokens and Security Token Issuers. GDF Working Group Co-Lead: Matthew Poll ...

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Market Integrity

The Market Integrity working group is drafting GDF Code of Conduct principles addressing ethical trading and reporting practices, standards for monitoring and surveillance to prev ...

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Overarching Principles

This working group created the GDF Overarching Principles, which is the baseline Code of Conduct for the GDF Registration scheme.  The current version was ratified by the GDF ...

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Token Issuance

This working group created the GDF Code of Conduct Principles for Part II of the GDF Code of Conduct - Principles for Token Issuance. The current version was ratified by the GDF c ...

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