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How Digital Assets Became a Target of (Regulation)

Digital assets, including cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, have become a target of regulation due to several factors and concerns that emerged as the technology gained popularity. Here are some key reasons:

Financial Stability Concerns:

The rapid growth of cryptocurrencies raised concerns about their potential to disrupt traditional financial systems and impact financial stability. Regulatory authorities saw the need to monitor and regulate these assets to mitigate risks associated with price volatility, market manipulation, and systemic instability.

Crypto and Digital Assets Scrutiny

Consumer Protection:

Cryptocurrencies are often marketed to retail investors as high-return investment opportunities. However, the lack of regulation meant that consumers were vulnerable to scams, fraud, and Ponzi schemes. Regulators sought to protect consumers by introducing rules and regulations to promote transparency and security in the crypto space.

Taxation and Reporting:

Governments were concerned about potential tax evasion through cryptocurrencies, as transactions were often difficult to trace and report. They sought to implement taxation policies and reporting requirements to ensure that individuals and businesses were paying the appropriate taxes on their cryptocurrency transactions.

Market Integrity:

Cryptocurrency markets have faced issues related to market manipulation, insider trading, and fraudulent activities. Regulatory oversight was deemed necessary to ensure fair and transparent markets, But most will say, Government intervention is corrupt at the core with little if any accountability or oversight, So why leave the Wolves in charge of the Hen House?

The entry of institutional investors and large financial institutions into the crypto market highlighted the need for regulatory clarity and investor protection. 

Security and Custody:

Cryptocurrency exchanges and wallet providers have suffered from security breaches, resulting in the loss of customer funds. Regulators have aimed to establish standards for secure custody and storage of digital assets to protect investors.

The Reality, Crypto Is Still New Technology in Finances and Wealth Building.

Global Regulatory Coordination:

As cryptocurrencies are borderless and can be traded globally, regulatory arbitrage became a concern. To create a level playing field and prevent regulatory evasion, international coordination among regulatory authorities was necessary, but WHO is the question?.

Technology Advancements:

The development of decentralized finance (DeFi) platforms, tokenized securities, and other innovative crypto-related technologies raised new regulatory questions. Regulators needed to adapt to these evolving technologies.

As a result of these concerns and factors, governments and regulatory bodies around the world have taken various approaches to regulate digital assets. These approaches range from outright bans in some countries to comprehensive regulatory frameworks in others.

The goal has generally been to strike a balance between fostering innovation in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space while ensuring the protection of investors and the stability of financial systems.

The Regulatory body that would oversee this obligation is just more government overreach, Once it becomes as easy for government entities that (REGULATED) banks, MASSIVE DEBT, HIGH INTEREST RATES and Compounded DEBT and manipulated those markets and currencies, it won’t be long before crypto is (Regulated) to the point of flatlining as they have done to other FIAT Currencies for the last 100+ years.

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