Working Groups and Forums

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.

GDF/FIX Working Group: FIX – FinP2P Protocol Interope ...

GDF is partnering with the FIX Trading Community to launch a joint working group enabling a new initiative: The FIX – FinP2P Protocol Interoperability Alliance. The Alliance is dedicat ...

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Sustainable Finance Tokenization Working Group

The Working Group will be co-chaired by Bryony Widdup, Partner, Co-Head Sustainable Finance and Investment at Hogan Lovells and Deanna Reitman, Partner, Finance, Energy & Sustainable Co ...

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UK Policy and Regulatory Working Group

The working group for UK policy and regulation is being launched in 2024 to formulate the GDF community response to ongoing and upcoming consultations on the UK legal and regulatory framewo ...

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Tokenization Forum

The new GDF Tokenization Forum is our new bi-monthly fixture convening industry experts to discuss key areas and insights into the tokenization of real world assets and evolving tokenizatio ...

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Digital Finance Forum

The GDF Digital Finance Forum is our bi-monthly fixture providing policy updates, overviews of the live global consultations, and updates providing the latest digital asset market data. GDF ...

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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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GFIC Working Group

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

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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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Custody Working Group

The ISSA and Global Digital Finance (GDF) Custody Working Group set out to map how digital asset custody (DAC) fits into the overall crypto and digital assets landscape, drawing parallels o ...

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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 Emergen ...

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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 dis ...

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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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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, ...

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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 mani ...

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Private Markets Digitisation Steering Group

In March 2020, the GDF Private Markets Digitalisation Steering Group convened financial institutions, leading tech companies and digital asset leaders to develop recommendations o ...

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

Global Digital Finance (GDF), OpenVASP, and XReg Consulting join forces to update the crypto industry data model standard IVMS101 and to develop further technical standards. Membe ...

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