ESMA seeks evidence on virtual currency investment: ESMA has issued a call for evidence on investments using virtual currency or distributed ledger technology. It is asking stakeholders how virtual currency is used to issue, buy and sell and record ownership of securities. It is particularly interested in how different virtual currencies and the associated "blockchain", or distributed ledger, can be used in investments. It would like to find out more about these market developments and in particular to know to what extent the use of the "blockchain" could enter the financial mainstream, and how it could be used. ESMA asks for responses by 21 July. (Source: ESMA Seeking Information on New Developments in Virtual Currency Investment)