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ETA Releases '5 Guiding Principles for Crypto'

Digital Transactions Industry Offers Guidance for Government Financial Proposals

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) today released its "5 Guiding Principles for Crypto," which should guide policymakers' consideration of any new laws and regulations for cryptoassets.

ETA Logo (PRNewsfoto/ETA)
ETA Logo (PRNewsfoto/ETA)

As the trade association that represents the breadth of the payments industry, ETA has deep expertise in payments technology, including the use of cryptocurrencies, blockchain, and other crypto-related technologies to facilitate payment transactions (cryptoassets).

"At ETA, we are engaged in ongoing conversations within the industry and with policymakers about the promise and challenges of cryptoassets," said ETA CEO Jodie Kelley. "The proliferation of cryptoassets has prompted repeated calls for regulation, and our '5 Guiding Principles for Crypto' provides a common set of principles against which any proposed governmental policies should be measured."

As policymakers consider new laws and regulations for cryptoassets, ETA believes they should carefully consider the following five principles:

  1. Properly Defining Cryptoassets

  2. Tailoring Regulations to the Risk Profile of the Participant/Activity

  3. Ensuring Consumer Protection

  4. Harmonizing With Existing Regulatory Frameworks

  5. Encouraging Responsible Innovation

Download ETA's "5 Guiding Principles for Crypto" here.

About ETA
The Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) is the world's leading advocacy and trade association for the payments industry. Our members span the breadth of significant payments and fintech companies, from the largest incumbent players to the emerging disruptors in the U.S and in more than a dozen countries around the world. ETA members make commerce possible by processing approximately $22.5 trillion annually in purchases worldwide and deploying payments innovation to merchants and consumers. For more information, visit electran.org.

Media Contacts:
Joe Feese
Senior Director, External Communications
jfeese@electran.org
202-677-7401

Scott Talbott
SVP of Government Affairs
stalbott@electran.org
202-677-7403

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SOURCE Electronic Transactions Association (ETA)