IOSCO demands tighter scrutiny over the ‘finfluencers’

IOSCO demands tighter scrutiny over the 'finfluencers'

According to the Board of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, (IOSCO), regulators at both the national and international level need to be more powerful in order to deal with the increasing risks and challenges posed by the “digitalization of retail distribution and marketing.”

IOSCO published a report on October 12th and suggested measures that member countries should consider when deciding their policies and enforcement approaches for retail online marketing and sales. This is in light of the new challenges presented by the rise of crypto assets.

These risks are discussed in the report. It focuses on behavioral and gamification methods and pays particular attention to influencers involved in crypto marketing. According to Martin Moloney, Secretary General of IOSCO:

“Digital fraudsters may hide behind a “digital veil” that makes it difficult to identify, locate and take action against them.

These measures are not new. IOSCO proposes that the management of crypto products be held responsible for the accuracy and use of information on social media for potential investors.

IOSCO recommends that national regulators acquire the following supervisory capabilities: channels for reporting consumer complaints about misleading or illegal promotions, evidence-tracking and regulatory channels for dealing with the rapid pace and changing nature online information.

It is more intriguing that the cryptocurrency companies may be required to have certain staff qualifications and licensing requirements for online marketers, as IOSCO suggests.

Another measure proposed is compliance with third country regulations. While providing services to foreign clients the company would need to check if it could have obtained the license in that client’s home.

This year, IOSCO has paid more attention to crypto. It encouraged regulators to consider the implications of Decentralized Finance (DeFi), developments in their jurisdictions, in March 2022. It published guidance for regulation of stablecoin agreements in July with the Bank for International Settlements.

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