Laser Digital Middle East FZE

Virtual Asset Standards

Laser Digital takes into account the following considerations in respect of all Virtual Assets;

  1. its market capitalisation, fully diluted value and liquidity, and whether such metrics have trended downwards over time;
  2. its design, features and use cases;
  3. our need to comply with applicable laws, Regulations, Rules or Directives, including but not limited to those relating to AML/CFT, sanctions, securities, intellectual property, and whether there are any features of the virtual asset which may affect these;
  4. regulatory treatment by global authorities relevant to Laser Digital, including to ensure that the virtual asset has received the relevant regulatory approvals;
  5. whether a Virtual Asset is prohibited by global authorities relevant to Laser Digital in relation to the Virtual Asset;
  6. the security and immutability of the underlying DLT protocol;
  7. its future development [e.g. “roadmap”] as communicated by the Issuer and/or relevant developers;
  8. whether it may be susceptible to price manipulation for any reason, and we implement transaction and trade monitoring tools as mitigation;
  9. conflicts of interest (actual or potential);
  10. the background of its Issuer including, but not limited to, relevant experience in the Virtual Asset sector and whether it has been subject to any investigations or claims in relation to fraud or deceit;
  11. if the Virtual Asset represents rights to any other assets, the enforceability of such rights;
  12. sufficient assets are available to satisfy any obligation with respect to any VA Activities;
  13. initially and regularly review the terms and conditions of the Virtual Asset to ensure that they reflect, to the extent possible, the operation of any existing underlying physical market and avoid adverse impacts to such market [if applicable]; and
  14. review Virtual Asset terms and conditions on a periodic basis for appropriate correlation with any physical market to ensure such terms and conditions conform to standards and practices in that physical market [if applicable].

Responsible Persons:

Dr. Jez Mohideen
Chief Executive Officer

Tamer Ghresi
Compliance Officer & MLRO