Staffing Complete: Guidance paper regarding MiCA

Work Product: Guidance paper regarding MiCA (WG#2)

Manager: Sydney


  • Core team: Complete
  • Research Aides: 2, BLIP from Brooklyn Law

Description of Deliverables:

  • The research on DeFi applications to cover these main areas:

      1. Would the proposed MiCA regulation apply to DeFi protocols
      1. Which other EU rules could apply to DeFi protocols: Mifid II, consumer credit, rules on investment schemes etc.
  • The purpose would be:

    • a) explain peculiarities of the blockchain environment and the smart contract technologies
    • b) explain why the existing rules do not fit with DeFi
    • c) propose modifications of the existent rules if needed or clarify that they may not be applied to non-custodial protocols
  • Paper to be in a format that can be circulated to European regulators/policy makers


  • Complete Staffing (Please complete application by 10/20 if interested). Instructions here: Staffing Process for Proposals
  • Set up Coordinape Gift Circle with Core Team
  • Managers to hold kick-off call with team, set up work space and intake process for research requests

Would the team on this project like any assistance?

I missed the staffing proposal but I specialise in this area and would love to contribute. I work in the investment funds space so would be particularly familiar with MiFID and any issues around collective investment schemes. I regularly work with European financial regulators.

Managers and/or team members please do reach out if you see this.