Binance’s CZ says Europe’s MiCA framwork could be a global crypto regulation standard


Binance CEO Changpeng “CZ” Zhao said that Europe’s Market in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulatory framework, though demanding, could become a global standard for .

During a fireside chat on Sept. 14 at the Binance Blockchain Week in Paris, CZ said that the proposed regulatory guidelines in MiCA were “fantastic” and could become a global standard for other regulators to copy.

Under the proposed MiCA regulation, crypto companies need to apply for only one license to operate across 27 blocs of the European Union.

CZ, however, added that MiCA was a little bit strict by restricting access to dollar-backed stablecoins.

“The drafts are not adopting USD-based stablecoins which have 75% of the liquidity in the market.

Given that dollar-backed stablecoins are the major source of liquidity for the global crypto market, limiting its access in the EU could potentially limit investors from accessing deep liquidity to execute their transactions.

CZ commended the role of the France Ministry of Technology in drafting the MiCA regulation and expressed optimism about the future of crypto in France.

He said:

Paris is “probably… the financial hub of crypto in Europe and a larger part of the world.”

The Binance CEO also hinted at expanding the Binance team in Paris by a “hundred more” owing to the country’s friendly employment and tax laws.