Spain to implement MiCA six months ahead of July 2026 deadline


The Spanish Ministry of Economy and Digital Transformation reported that the primary complete European Union crypto framework, the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Act, will come into drive on a nationwide degree in December 2025.

As follows from the discharge published by the Ministry on Oct. 26, the primary vp of Spain, Nadia Calviño, has met with the president of the European Securities and Market Authority, Verena Ross, to focus on the federal government’s intention to advance the implementation of MiCA.

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The normal deadline for implementing MiCA for all 27 member states of the EU is July 2026. It consists of the 36-month transitional interval given to the member states for the reason that date of the publication of the MiCA within the Official Journal of the European Union in June 2023. Spain needs to shorten that transition interval to 18 months. According to the discharge:

“[This] will provide legal certainty and greater protection for Spanish investors in this type of assets.” 

Meanwhile, massive worldwide crypto exchanges in Spain have been granted native licenses. In September, Coinbase secured an Anti-Money Laundering compliance registration from Spain’s central financial institution, and Kraken attained a virtual asset service provider registration. Earlier, in June, the same regulatory approval was granted to

This month, Banco de España, Spain’s central financial institution, publicly joined a refrain of European banking establishments getting ready their clients for the potential benefits of a digital euro. The financial institution claimed that the bodily money format “does not allow to exploit all the advantages offered by the growing digitalization of the economy and society.”

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