Regulators' approach to cryptoassets needs to evolve

Author: Karry Lai | Published: 21 May 2019
The building blocks for proper trading infrastructure, especially for the post-trade space, have much work that needs to be done – but the pace for improvements is improving. This is expected to continue throughout 2019.

The necessary infrastructure for crypto assets, such as a shared registry and disintermediation tools, is not yet within reach. These are necessary to ensure security and reliability for cryptoasset transactions and to create market stability, which ultimately leads to investor confidence.

"The conversations regulators have been having are still very much focused on aspects that are also relevant to investor protection in traditional markets, such as...