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Defi’s Wild West & Regulators’ Next Target

Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi, is by computer programmers, who are the Wild West of crypto.

The ‘Wild West’ of crypto, DeFi, next target for regulators. iBase Trading.
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Decentralized Finance, also known as DeFi, is by computer programmers, who are the Wild West of crypto. These software engineers have one objective, and that is to conduct traditional financial products, particularly lending services, on the blockchain. A new cryptocurrency has attracted numerous investors in 2020.

However, the media hype that is making the currency pave its way to the top might also result in its own nosedive.


According to the planned goal, anyone can lend and borrow digital currency at competitive rates without intermediaries. However, the idea is showing great promise, making it too good to be true. The words “where they can earn up to double-digit interest rates as profits simply by saving in certain digital tokens” entice investors.

Risk in Investing

Having said that, regulators are still concerned about the risks that may lead to crime and harm to their consumers. This uneasiness is based on the serious hacks and scams that have continuously afflicted this present year.

Sid Powell is the co-founder of Maple Finance’s DeFi lending platform. He notified CNBC, saying that he believes that their attention will focus on the space.

The statistics released by The Block show that, up to this point, approximately $90 billion has been deposited into Ethereum-based DeFi protocols.

Powell added that DeFi does not need to attempt to go with the existing regulation in the future. Since having meaningful growth in DeFi is out of the question,

Regulators are already starting to take a more stringent approach to the crypto industry.

One of the world’s largest digital currencies in the market is Binance. Several countries have attempted to use it illegally for the reason that the exploiters operated it without asking permission. As a result, Binance is known to be an independent asset. As a result, it lacks an official headquarters. Despite that fact, Binance managed to be invisible during critical examination. The company is now looking forward to making its regulator one of its associates rather than one of its opponents.

Meanwhile, in September, Coinbase clashed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over a planned savings product that regulators characterized as having too much security. Coinbase later scrapped plans to roll out the feature.

Just this week, the highly anticipated release US government report to urge Congress to introduce regulations on stablecoins happened. To maintain a fixed value, traditional currencies like the dollar are being used by digital assets to control their price.

DeFi’s are Next Inline

The Wall Street Journal reported earlier this year that the US Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating decentralized crypto exchange Uniswap. Authorities are seeking information regarding how the investors are using the platform and its trading process.

The one who developed the service is also the spokesperson for Uniswap. She informed CNBC that the company commits when it comes to complying with the laws and regulations governing our industry and to assisting regulators with information upon request.

In September, US auditor Michael Xu compared DeFi’s activities to the controversial Wall Street practices that led to the 2008 financial crisis.

On the other hand, David Carlisle, director of policy and regulatory affairs at crypto analytics firm Elliptic, told CNBC that regulators are currently grappling with how to bargain with DeFi.

Furthermore, he said that one source of regulatory problems is the decentralized marketing of DeFi services. However, this may not be true. The several situations in which the founding team and developers who set up the protocol are impacting the governance of DeFi networks, he added.

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