Blurred Regulatory Lines Leave Bitcoin Investors In Limbo – The Coin Republic

Blurred Regulatory Lines Leave Bitcoin Investors In Limbo – The Coin Republic

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  • Investors are receiving alarming signals as a result of Congress’s delay in passing crucial bills to regulate the digital asset industry
  • Several bills to regulate the industry were introduced to Congress in 2022
  • With the passage of two landmark laws, the EU has established itself as the market leader in terms of regulation

Regulation has become necessary as the market for virtual currencies expands, and several nations have already started the process of passing laws to regulate the industry.

In recent months, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and other organizations have intensified their efforts to safeguard market investors. 

The United States has been at the center of crypto regulation. Since Congress does not have a specific regulatory framework, many people have thought that the SEC’s actions are like the enforcement of other financial laws.

Getting any piece of legislation through both houses is going to be a difficult task – Perianne Boring

Policies for projects and fundraising remain in flux while investors, users, and executives of digital assets await the regulatory framework. 

Numerous industry participants have given up hope of clearer industry regulation as lawmakers continue to focus on the midterm elections. As a result, numerous bipartisan bills have been stalled.

Due to the unique characteristics of digital assets, the cryptocurrency industry has been advocating for new laws rather than being included in the same category as other financial laws. 

Because many people worry that digital assets will one day be viewed as securities if the status quo is maintained, the SEC has been regulating the industry in accordance with current economic laws, which many people consider to be a roadblock to the sector’s progress.

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Regulation is taking shape globally

While Congress in the United States struggles to establish a regulatory framework, other nations are enacting laws that appear to be in the industry’s favor, with few still imposing restrictions. 

After the Terra blockchain went down earlier this year, a number of countries, including the United States, are considering banning algorithmic stablecoins and insisting that they must be backed by fiat, among other things.

In an effort to bring about uniformity and equilibrium in the governance of digital assets across Europe, the European Union (EU) has prioritized cryptocurrency regulation as one of its top priorities.The EU’s landmark Markets in Crypto-Assets law, which aims to bring digital assets under institutional control across member states, has been enacted.

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