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European Parliament Ratifies MiCA Framework in Landslide Vote

The long-awaited Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) regulation has just scaled through the European Parliament as MPs voted massively in favour of the bill.

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As reported by the Economic Committee Press, the bill received a 28:1 vote to scale, completing the tripartite deal needed to push the bill into its next implementation phase.

The European Parliament vote comes after the European Council also voted to pass the bill last week. As it stands, the European Union will now be more focused on perfecting the bill’s details to add it to the EU Journal, where the official implementation process will begin.

“It is important to ensure that the [European] Union’s financial services legislation is fit for the digital age and contributes to a future-ready economy that works for the people, including by enabling the use of innovative technologies,” said the MiCA text as of Oct. 5.

The MiCA bill has been the talk of the crypto world for a while now, and with the Parliament’s approval, the bill is one step closer to being implemented across the board. 

Perfecting Individual Regulatory Roles

Despite the passage of the MiCA, each body of the European Union is making further studies into the industry. Based on this, the European Commission has put out a call for participation in a pilot trial in which it seeks to offer more in-depth monitoring of the Ethereum protocol and the Decentralized Finance (DeFi) activities running on it. 

According to the European Commission’s document, the body’s top focus through this trial/study is hinged on the “automated supervisory data gathering directly from the blockchain to test the technological capabilities for supervisory monitoring of real-time DeFi activity.”

The DeFi world is quite advanced, and the industry is most expressive on the Ethereum blockchain. Notably, the European Commission’s move will help tame the growing industry and ensure comprehensive oversight on the industry. 

The call for participation is out, and submissions are expected until December 1.

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