The regulation of Green ICO in the UK and China

Cui, Sichang (2024) The regulation of Green ICO in the UK and China. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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This dissertation examines the intersection of Green Finance and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), with a particular emphasis on their regulatory landscapes in the UK and China. Amidst the global rise of sustainable financial practices, the innovative realm of FinTech has brought forth ICOs as a revolutionary fundraising mechanism. This research juxtaposes the trajectories of Green Finance and ICOs in two economically significant nations: the UK, known for its progressive financial regulations, and China, marked by its distinctive regulatory approach and vast market potential. Through a systematic comparative analysis, the study explores the advantages, challenges, and risks inherent in the amalgamation of Green Finance and ICOs. Subsequent chapters delve deep into the respective legal and regulatory frameworks of the UK and China, spotlighting areas of convergence, divergence, and potential cross-pollination. The research uncovers a spectrum of insights, from the intricacies of Greenwashing in the UK to China's unique "Yue Tan" regulatory perspective. Recommendations are proffered for both nations, reflecting a synthesis of shared learnings and country-specific nuances. The findings contribute to the burgeoning discourse on sustainable finance, offering policy implications, industry directives, and avenues for future research in an increasingly digitalized and ecoconscious global financial landscape.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
K Law > K Law (General)
Colleges/Schools: College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Supervisor's Name: Solana, Dr. Javier, Blanes, Dr. Ramona and MacNeil, Professor Iain
Date of Award: 2024
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2024-84127
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2024 16:09
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2024 15:22
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.84127

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