Published: April, 2022
The crypto world is changing quickly, and regulations are coming from many areas. Their growing prevalence raises challenges for regulators who are faced with questions around financial stability and preventing money laundering and the funding of terrorism. To combat these crypto-crimes, regulators need to work alongside technology experts be forward-thinking to design laws that are fit for purpose.
As banks recognize their customers’ growing interest in cryptocurrency, they are asking the vendors that provide their core banking software with the configuration of cryptocurrencies. By the next decade, they will also be dealing with cryptocurrencies and able to catch up the road.
Latest surveys suggest that Americans Lost $80 Million to Crypto Scams in 6 Months. It isn't only cryptocurrency prices that have skyrocketed recently -- cryptocurrency scams are on the rise as well. In some ways, the current environment is a perfect storm for fraudsters. If you invest in the stock market, you have a certain level of safety because companies and stockbrokers have to abide by strict regulations. In crypto, however, it can be hard to tell the difference between real companies and fake ones which makes you vulnerable to threats.
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Jim Helik is a contributing editor at Benefits and Pensions Monitor, a magazine for pension plans and institutional investors, a position he has held for over 25 years. Previously he was the first full-time editor of a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal covering financial and economic markets, and the associated demographics and public policy issues for institutional investors across North America. He was also the founding editor of International Derivatives magazine. He has written, edited, and delivered via distance education, test banks, instructor notes, case studies and other teaching materials for the Canadian Securities Institute on a full range of topics such as portfolio management, private equity, financial planning, derivatives, technical analysis and investment management techniques. He currently teaches at Yorkville University in Toronto, Canada.
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