MiCA Standards and Guidelines Tracker

To support National Competent Authorities and companies captured by Europe’s Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) Regulation, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the European Banking Authority (EBA) publish legal instruments that set out how MiCA should be applied and complied with.

These instruments are either Regulatory Technical Standards (RTSs), which supplement EU law and outline how certain provisions should be applied, Implementing Technical Standards (ITSs), which set out to ensure the law is applied consistently across the Union, or Guidelines, which have a similar aim as ITSs, but are not legally binding.

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Package
Batch
Publish Date
Closing Date
Standard or Guidance
European Supervisory Authorities
Applicable for
Type
Link to consultation
Notification process for regulated financial institutions that intend to provide crypto-asset services
Notification process for regulated financial institutions that intend to provide crypto-asset services
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 20 Sept. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Specified Financial Institutions
Type
RTS, ITS
Guidline
ESMA
Specified Financial Institutions
Standard or Guidance
RTS, ITS
All
All
Other
Other
Authorisation applications for CASPs
Authorisation applications for CASPs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 20 Sept. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS, ITS
Guidline
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS, ITS
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
CLOSED
20 Sept. 23
Conflicts of interest for CASPs
Conflicts of interest for CASPs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 20 Sept. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTSe
Guidline
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
1
12 Jul. 23
Requirements for the acquisition of CASPs
Requirements for the acquisition of CASPs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 20 Sept. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS
Guidline
ESMA
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Complaint handling procedures for CASPs
Complaint handling procedures for CASPs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 20 Sept. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Guideline
Type
RTS
Guidline
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
EU market access of issuers of ARTs
ARTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS, ITS
EU market access of issuers of ARTs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 12 Oct. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs
Type
RTS, ITS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
Requirements for the acquisition of issuers of ARTs
EBA
ARTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Requirements for the acquisition of issuers of ARTs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 12 Oct. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
CLOSED
12 Oct. 23
Complaint handling procedures for issuers of ARTs
ARTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Complaint handling procedures for issuers of ARTs
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
12 Jul. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 12 Oct. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
Environmental sustainability indicators for distributed ledgers
ARTs, EMTs, CASPs, Issuers
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Environmental sustainability indicators for distributed ledgers
Guidline
Package
2
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs, Issuers, ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Issuers
Issuers
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Business continuity requirements for CASPs
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Business continuity requirements for CASPs
Guidline
Package
2
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
2
5 Oct. 23
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
Trade transparency data for CASPs
ESMA
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Trade transparency data for CASPs
Guidline
Package
2
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Order book records for CASPs
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Order book records for CASPs
Guidline
Package
2
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Crypto-asset white paper requirements for issuers
Issuers, ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS, ITS
Crypto-asset white paper requirements for issuers
Guidline
Package
1
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Issuers, ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS, ITS
Guidline
All
All
Issuers
Issuers
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Public disclosure of inside information
CASPs, Issuers
Standard or Guidance
ITS
Public disclosure of inside information
Guidline
Package
2
Batch
-
Publish Date
5 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
14 Dec. 23
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs, Issuers
Type
ITS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Issuers
Issuers
The suitability assessments of the management body and holders of qualifying holdings in issuers of ARTs and CASPs
EBA, ESMA
ARTs, CASPs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
The suitability assessments of the management body and holders of qualifying holdings in issuers of ARTs and CASPs
Guidline
Package
-
Batch
-
Publish Date
20 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
22 Jan. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA, ESMA
Applicable for
ARTs, CASPs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
CASPs
CASPs
20 Oct. 23
CLOSED
22 Jan. 24
Internal governance arrangements for issuers of ARTs
ARTs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Internal governance arrangements for issuers of ARTs
Guidline
Package
-
Batch
-
Publish Date
20 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
22 Jan. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
Minimum content of the governance arrangements on the remuneration policy
EBA
EMTs, Significant ARTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Minimum content of the governance arrangements on the remuneration policy
Guidline
Package
-
Batch
-
Publish Date
20 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
22 Jan. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
EMTs, Significant ARTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Procedure for the approval of white papers of ARTs issued by credit institutions
Credit Institutions
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Procedure for the approval of white papers of ARTs issued by credit institutions
Guidline
Package
-
Batch
-
Publish Date
20 Oct. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
22 Jan. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Guideline
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
Specifying highly liquid financial instruments in the reserve of assets
ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Specifying highly liquid financial instruments in the reserve of assets
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
1
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
1
Further specifying the liquidity requirements of the reserve of assets
ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Further specifying the liquidity requirements of the reserve of assets
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
1
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED 8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Specifying the minimum contents of the liquidity management policy and procedures
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Specifying the minimum contents of the liquidity management policy and procedures
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
1
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Liquidity stress testing
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Liquidity stress testing
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
2
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
2
Adjustment of own funds requirements and design of stress testing programmes for issuers
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Adjustment of own funds requirements and design of stress testing programmes for issuers
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
2
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Procedure and timeframe to adjust its own funds requirements for issuers of significant ARTs and EMTs
Significant ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Procedure and timeframe to adjust its own funds requirements for issuers of significant ARTs and EMTs
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
2
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
Significant ARTs, Significant EMTs, EMTs (in some cases)
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Prudential Package
8 Nov. 23
CLOSED
8 Feb. 24
Use of ARTs and EMTs denominated in a non-EU currency as a means of exchange
EBA
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Use of ARTs and EMTs denominated in a non-EU currency as a means of exchange
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Reporting of ARTs and EMTs denominated in a non-EU currency
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
ITS
Reporting of ARTs and EMTs denominated in a non-EU currency
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
ITS
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Annex I: Reporting for issuers of ARTs templates
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
ITS Annex
Annex I: Reporting for issuers of ARTs templates
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
ITS Annex
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
3
Annex II: Reporting for issuers of ARTs -instructions
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
ITS Annex
Annex II: Reporting for issuers of ARTs -instructions
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
ITS Annex
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
Annex III: Reporting for CASPs templates
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
ITS Annex
Annex III: Reporting for CASPs templates
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
ITS Annex
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Annex IV: Reporting for CASPs - instructions
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
ITS Annex
Annex IV: Reporting for CASPs - instructions
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
ITS Annex
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
Annex V: DPM and validation rules
ARTs, CASPs
Standard or Guidance
ITS Annex
Annex V: DPM and validation rules
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs, CASPs
Type
ITS Annex
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
ARTs
ARTs
7. Dec. 23
CLOSED
7 Mar. 24
Requirements for policies and procedures on conflicts of interest for issuers of ARTs under MiCAR
ARTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Requirements for policies and procedures on conflicts of interest for issuers of ARTs under MiCAR
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
3
Publish Date
7 Dec. 23
Closing Date
CLOSED
7 Mar. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
ARTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
ARTs
ARTs
4
7. Dec. 23
CLOSED
8 Feb. 24
Supervisory colleges under MICA
CASPs. ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Supervisory colleges under MICA
Guidline
Package
Prudential Package
Batch
4
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
EBA
Applicable for
CASPs. ARTs, EMTs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
CASPs
CASPs
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
8 Nov. 23
CLOSED
8 Feb. 24
Recovery plans to be drafted by issuers of ARTs and EMTs
EBA
ARTs, EMTs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Recovery plans to be drafted by issuers of ARTs and EMTs
Guidline
Package
-
Batch
-
Publish Date
8 Nov. 23
Closing Date
8 Feb. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
-
Applicable for
ARTs, EMTs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
ARTs
ARTs
EMTs
EMTs
29 Jan. 23
29 Apr. 24
Qualification of crypto-assets as financial instruments
Financial entities, CASPs, Issuers
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Qualification of crypto-assets as financial instruments
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
29 Jan. 24
Closing Date
29 Apr. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Financial entities, CASPs, Issuers
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
Issuers
Issuers
CASPs
CASPs
Reverse solicitation
Non-EU CASPs, CASPs, Financial entities, Issuers
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Reverse solicitation
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
29 Jan. 24
Closing Date
29 Apr. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Non-EU CASPs, CASPs, Financial entities, Issuers
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
Issuers
Issuers
CASPs
CASPs
Prevention, detection and notification of market abuse
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
RTS
Prevention, detection, and notification of market abuse
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
25 Mar. 24
Closing Date
25 Jun. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
RTS
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
CASPs
CASPs
3
25 Mar. 24
25 Jun. 24
Suitability of advice and portfolio management services to clients
ESMA
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Suitability of advice and portfolio management services to clients
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
25 Mar. 24
Closing Date
25 Jun. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
CASPs
CASPs
Policies and procedures for crypto-asset transfer services, including clients' rights
CASPs
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
Policies and procedures for crypto-asset transfer services, including clients' rights
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
25 Mar. 24
Closing Date
25 Jun. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
CASPs
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other
CASPs
CASPs
System resilience and security access protocols
Offerors and persons seeking admission to trading
Standard or Guidance
Guideline
System resilience and security access protocols
Guidline
Package
3
Batch
-
Publish Date
25 Mar. 24
Closing Date
25 Jun. 24
European Supervisory Authorities
ESMA
Applicable for
Offerors and persons seeking admission to trading
Type
Guideline
Guidline
All
All
Other
Other