Believe it or not, a significant part of the digital assets industry will be regulated. I.e. all professional players like exchanges, wallets, custodians, and liquidity providers will have to comply with local legislation. Obviously, by far not every country has created and enforced Digital Assets legislation, however, we know that it’s just a matter of time. Moreover, FATF enforcements on Anti-Money Laundering pushed most of the industry into a grey area.
Most exchanges may face severe legal consequences due to the lack of transparency and potential fraud actions that have taken place since the massive adoption of cryptocurrencies and ICOs. Most exchanges now don’t do sufficient identity checks, confirm AML status of transactions or whitelisted projects to avoid scams and Ponzi schemes. According to our research, 80+% of exchanges from the Top-100 Exchange List may have legal issues.