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.

MiCA Working Group

The working group for Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) was launched in 2020 to formulate the GDF community response to the EU’s proposed regulation. The group convened members' input to en ...

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Global Financial Institutions for Cryptoassets (GFIC)

The Global Financial Institutions Crypto Working Group (GFIC), administered by GBBC Digital Finance and chaired by Standard Chartered and Ownera, was established to work towards a common fi ...

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Sanctions

The Sanctions Working group is working on industry-agency engagement on sanctions compliance in the crypto and digital asset industry. The group was launched after the GDF Emergency Summit ...

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ESG

Crypto’s role in the climate change crisis is increasingly a focus for global regulators and policy makers. The ESG Working Group will kick off on Wednesday, 6 April 2022 to discuss the i ...

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Tax Treatments

The Tax Treatments working group convened members to create a an overview of the global treatment of cryptoassets. Having published the first iteration of this paper in July 2020, the group ...

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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 DeFi working group was started in 2021 to look at the DeFi landscape as well as the risks and considerations for regulators and policymakers. In July 2022, the working group published t ...

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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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LATAM Working Group

The working group will focus on: Key regulatory challenges across jurisdictionsTaxation considerations across jurisdictionsIdentifying the key regulatory and policy priorities ...

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STABLECOINS Code Refresh

The Stablecoin working group will refresh the GDF Code of Conduct Principles for Stablecoins and Stablecoin Issuers.

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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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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 r ...

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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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