The regime introduces rules on various crypto tokens, including cryptocurrencies and stablecoins, in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

By Brian A. Meenagh, Matthew Rodwell, and Ksenia Koroleva

On November 1, 2022, the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) crypto token regulatory regime came into effect.

The rules expand upon the DFSA framework for regulating investment tokens established in 2021 (the 2021 Rules). The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) regime defines a token as a cryptographically secured digital representation of