Financial Innovation in the Capital Markets

The ASC works with market participants who are engaged in using technology in new ways to understand how securities laws may apply to their ideas and proposed innovation.

For further information, please contact the ASC Regulatory Sandbox team at regtechsandbox@asc.ca.

CSA Regulatory Sandbox
International Affiliations and International Testing
What are crypto assets?
What guidance has the ASC and CSA issued with respect to crypto assets?
When do Alberta securities laws apply to crypto assets?
How do Alberta securities laws apply to crypto assets?
Are crypto asset trading platforms required to be registered under Alberta securities law?
What are the risks if a crypto asset trading platform is not registered?
What should I consider if I’m planning to start a business dealing or advising in crypto-assets?
What should I consider if I’m planning an initial exchange offering (IEO), initial coin offering (ICO) or initial token offering (ITO)?
Considerations when investing in crypto-assets