Digital Asset Compliance: Why Can't We All Agree
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Combatting illicit financial flows on centralized and decentralized cryptocurrency platforms is at the top of the regulatory agenda across the globe. And yet there is surprisingly little harmonization of anti-money laundering policies and compliance frameworks with respect to digital assets, including issues whether unhosted wallets should be subject to Travel Rule or whether DeFi protocols should be subject to compliance regulation.
What are the major challenges and opportunities facing digital asset industry and cryptocurrency watchdogs in designing a harmonized conceptual framework for financial crime compliance? Should DeFi be part of a unified compliance architecture, and if so, how to prevent financial crime on largely automated smart contract-driven platforms? To discuss these issues, I was honored to curate the discussion panel on June 8, 2021 thanks to great efforts of Horasis.
Steve Bunnell (Diem Association)