Industry experts weigh in on SEC hiring more crypto cops + Additional Comments

Industry experts weigh in on SEC hiring more crypto cops + Additional Comments

Additional comments from Anndy Lian to the reporter at CoinTelegraph: 

What are your thoughts on crypto firms working with regulators?

Crypto firms should be working alongside with the regulators to make sure that they comply with the laws and regulations. By working along side, it does not mean seeking approval on every steps they take. On a need to know basis, regulators should be kept informed. Many times the contact points at the regulators side are not people from the industry, you may be taking too much time trying to explain the technology side of things to them which is not necessary.

How can the two sides work together to create a mutually beneficial relationship?

I deal with governments and regulators from different countries. In order for the relationship to be mutually beneficial, the regulators must “listen” and give feedback promptly. This does back to my point that the regulators must hire people who are subject matter experts and “not paperwork boys”.

Would you say that the relationship between cryptos and regulators is healthy at the moment?

It really depends on which country you are talking about. I think in general, it is not healthy. Many times, it is a one way communication and it is extremely biased if you do not know the people inside.

Do you think there is a danger of over-regulation when it comes to cryptocurrencies?

Yes and no. We are at a phase where regulations started to kick in, it is not overly regulated yet. For those who think that there are too many restrictions right now, wait for 2025 where more countries are ready with their crypto regimes. You will know that what we see now is nothing.

Are you confident in the ability of regulatory bodies to properly regulate the cryptocurrency industry?

No. 100% no. I have interacted with many of them to come out with this answer. Most of the regulatory bodies are trying to use old laws and rules to regulate the cryptocurrency industry. This resulted in a catching up game where they have to be constantly changing. To make things worst, regulators are not hiring subject matter experts, most of them are just merely “paperwork boys”.

What do you think about the community’s perception of the relationship between regulators and crypto exchanges?

The community at large would rather be indifferent. The community consists of mainly retail investors, they just want to make the money. As long as they are making the money, they do not really care about the regulators. But when they lose their money, they will find ways to contact the regulators to get a refund. This is the truth and this means the industry is still at a very young stage.

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Industry experts weigh in on SEC hiring more crypto cops

The SEC’s decision to expand its digital assets section was well received by industry experts and came as no surprise, given the growing interest in cryptocurrencies.

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is seeking to hire more people to focus on digital assets, raising the number of personnel charged with safeguarding investors in cryptocurrency markets by almost twofold.

The SEC’s Cyber Unit, which comprises the Crypto Assets and Cyber team, is expected to hire 20 new people for 50 dedicated roles as reported by Cointelegraph on May 3. This development comes as the regulatory body attempts to keep up with the rise in the popularity of virtual assets.

The SEC’s decision to expand its cryptocurrency assets unit has been praised by industry experts, with Dr. Anna Becker, CEO and co-founder of EndoTech, calling it “a welcome development.” She believes that enhanced security, regulation and complex financial investment solutions will enable digital currencies to become more accepted.

On the crypto firms collaborating with regulators, she told Cointelegraph that “When we collaborate to set and uphold the rules, we will create a market that serves the public and gives them the opportunity to make money with proper protection.” She added:

“This market is still in its infancy. When it comes to crypto trading, we need the same types of safeguards that have developed in equity and other mainstream markets over the years. These will enable crypto to develop into a more robust asset class with more advanced financial tools.”

Jay Fraser, head of the strategy at BSTX, believes that crypto companies should interact with regulators. He noted that the severity of recent price declines might be partly attributed to a lack of depth and the number of active participants in cryptocurrency markets. According to Fraser, a consistent and predictable regulatory environment would potentially encourage more institutional traders to participate in dampening the price swings.

Andrea Gordon, a compliance expert and counsel at Eversheds Sutherland, stressed the importance of crypto businesses working with regulators. She told Cointelegraph that in an ideal world, firms would be able to have an open dialogue with authorities about particular offerings because the regulatory climate for cryptocurrency is always changing.

According to Gordon, some firms may not want to deal with authorities because the procedure might be costly and time-consuming (resulting in a product launch’s delay) or perhaps result in an enforcement action. She cited Coinbase’s experience with the SEC over its Lend service as a cautionary tale. She said

“In September 2021, Coinbase’s chief legal officer announced in a blog post that, after Coinbase had engaged with the SEC about the product for nearly six months, the SEC threatened to sue if Coinbase launched Lend.”

On how the two sides collaborate to build a mutually beneficial relationship, she said that education is crucial in the cryptocurrency world. The sector should seek methods to educate regulators while also encouraging a regulatory approach that makes sense.

“Regulators often issue proposed rules for public comment. These are great opportunities for the industry to weigh in on and explain the potential effects or (perhaps unanticipated) consequences of regulation.”

Anndy Lian, a thought leader and chief digital advisor to the Mongolian Productivity Organisation, stated that regulatory bodies could regulate the cryptocurrency sector adequately. Lian claims that most regulatory bodies are attempting to apply old rules and laws to the cryptocurrency industry in order to catch up, and it has “resulted in a catching up game where they have to be constantly changing.”

Pratik Gauri, founder and CEO of 5ire, addressed the present situation between crypto businesses and regulators. According to him, “there is still great mistrust on both sides.” He told Cointelegraph that “crypto people have demonized regulators ” as working for the banking lobby or other organized interests, and regulators have characterized all crypto operations as illegal activities. However, he added that recent innovation and the volatility in the crypto space have caused the two parties to reconsider their stance.

 

Original Source: https://cointelegraph.com/news/industry-experts-weigh-in-on-sec-hiring-more-crypto-cops

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Dogecoin up 40% in 3 weeks! Is there more steam left?

Dogecoin up 40% in 3 weeks! Is there more steam left?

New Delhi: For the last few weeks, Dogecoin has been the cryptocurrency to watch out for. The largest memetoken has rallied about 40 per cent in the last three weeks.

Dogecoin was flying high after the reports surfaced that Elon Musk owns a 9.2 per cent stake in the micro blogging website Twitter. This makes Musk the largest shareholder in the company.

The stake in Twitter of Elon Musk, who is fondly called as the ‘Doge Father’ by fans, propelled a strong rise in the Dogecoin prices, with speculators flocking to the memetoken.

Dogecoin hit $0.1553 levels on Tuesday, rising more than 5 per cent in the last 24 hours. Its marketcap topped the $20 billion mark, after a long period, the data from Coinmarketcap suggested.

However, the popular crypto token is trading about 77 per cent below its all-time peak of $0.6848 hit in June 2021. On a year to date basis, the crypto token has tumbled about 20 per cent.

However, market experts believe that Dogecoin is likely to continue to have positive momentum and the gains will sustain, on both technical and fundamental basis.

Vikram Subburaj, CEO of Giottus Crypto Exchange, said that Elon Musk’s Twitter investment has led Dogecoin to break out from a bearish structure with price action forming higher lows and higher highs.

“Doge has retested the trendline resistance and has held as support. Overcoming resistance at $0.175 and $0.195 will further indicate signs of strength. Doge faced rejection at these levels during its downtrend,” he added, decoding the charts.

There is no dearth of those who are expecting Dogecoin to do a ‘Twitter’ again and expecting the crypto asset to deliver solid returns in the near future. A number of players see Dogecoin as synonymous with Musk.

Echoing the similar tone, Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange said, “Twitter stock has rallied about 25 per cent after Elon Musk’s stake in the social media company. Speculators are expecting Dogecoin to have a similar impact if not more.”

Despite being a vocal critic of Twitter, Musk has been flirting with the possibility of having his own platform. Many now are expecting Musk to, perhaps, buyout Twitter.

A few market experts believe that Musk’s push is the major driving factor behind the rally in Dogecoin, whereas others said that is not all about Musk only. The memecoin has an army of faithful believers, who are the driving force.

“Dogecoin is tied to Musk’s actions on the positive side while it remains volatile and influenced by wider market structure in a downtrend,” Subburaj added.

The trading volumes of Dogecoin have been astronomical as the Doge token worth more than $2.57 billion exchanged hands in the last 24 hours, registering a rise of 125 per cent. There are more than 132.67 billion Dogecoins in circulation.

Shivam Thakral, CEO of BuyUcoin said that Dogecoin is the most popular Memecoin, and finds robust support from the mercurial figures like Elon Musk.

“The recent tweet by Elon in support of the German travel site ‘GetYourGuide’ announcing that Dogecoin will be accepted as a mode of payment sparked investor interest in Doge,” he added.

Market experts advise investors to be cautious while investing the memecoin. Dogecoin remains a volatile investment with no fundamental utility, they say.

“We advise investors to stick to a certain set of crypto assets according to their risk appetite given no possibility of offsetting losses from one crypto to another in the new tax regime,” said Subburaj from Giottus.

Lian from BigONE suggested investors look for the long term. “For those who are dealing with derivatives, monitor the price carefully and start off with lower leverages,” he cautioned the traders.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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Elon Musk again sparks 10% rise in Dogecoin. Does it have more steam left?

Elon Musk again sparks 10% rise in Dogecoin. Does it have more steam left?
Synopsis

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange said, “Dogecoin continues to rally after Elon Musk’s tweet on meme coin. This has triggered retail investor buying. Together with this trend, the number of long term holders of dogecoin rises.”

New Delhi: After a brutal correction, Dogecoin was back in demand, zooming as much as 10 per cent during Monday’s trade. The largest and biggest meme coins market cap once again topped the $20 billion mark.

Volume on the counter remained strong, with Dogecoins worth over $1.5 billion having exchanged hands in the last 24 hours.

Analysts said that Elon Musk’s tweet again sparked the rally in Dogecoin. Musk, the owner of Tesla Inc, is also known as ‘Doge Father’ among crypto fanatics.

Musk on Sunday tweeted that he is giving “serious thought” to building a new social media platform, a day after he put out a poll on Twitter asking users if they believe the social media giant adhered to the principle of free speech.

When a follower suggested that Musk buy the company (Twitter) and change the logo from a bird to a Dogecoin, Tesla Inc CEO indicated that he likes the idea.

Anndy Lian, Chairman, BigONE Exchange said, “Dogecoin continues to rally after Elon Musk’s tweet on meme coin. This has triggered retail investor buying. Together with this trend, the number of long term holders of dogecoin rises.”

The various factors give a very bullish outlook for Dogecoin, with many analysts forecasting an ascent of around 50 per cent, Lian said.

Market experts said Dogecoin has been in momentum over the last few months, experiencing a roller-coaster ride in price movements.

In a period of little more than two weeks, Dogecoin has jumped as much as 50 per cent, scaling $0.15 on Monday. However, it is still about 80 per cent below its all-time peak of $0.6848.

The volatility in Dogecoin is fairly high and investors should remain cautious while investing in it, suggested Praveen Kumar, Founder & CEO, Belfrics Group, adding that going forward, the volatility would continue and investors should look at some level of profit booking in this upwards price movement.

Experts are swearing by the ever-growing popularity of Dogecoin among retailers on a global level. The rising volumes of the token is indicating the same.

Dogecoin has a tremendous future and will see better upside due to its massive retail involvement, enhanced acceptance, and backing of legendary Elon Musk, said Rahul Kumar, CEO of Lyca Nation, a metaverse based crypto island.

Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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