Clearing volumes for interest rate derivatives increased 25% over 2016, spurred by regulation and the migration to new cleared products.
The EC has proposed a new recovery and resolution toolkit for potential failing CCPs.
The start-up aims to use blockchain technology to replace clearing houses and remove intermediaries between trades.
Europe's regulator has deemed that European clearing houses will be able to deal with stress scenarios.
With activity dramatically increasing in clearing houses, concerns over the safety and resiliency of central counterparties (CCPs) have been raised.
US CCPs will now be allowed to apply to ESMA for clearing status.
Last month EU and US regulators reached a landmark agreement on cross-border supervision of clearing houses.
Direct buy-side membership of a clearing house is not risk-free itself; new models of direct membership are being explored to shake off fears about clearing brokers.