“DeFi is an innovative and fast-growing field of financial services,” says IOSCO Chair Ashley Alder.
Regulators are putting more effort into doing research and offering a way to better understand the burgeoning sector as the decentralised finance (DeFi) area evolves.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) released a paper today that tries to provide a viewpoint on DeFi and highlight key areas that regulators may find concerning. DeFi is constantly growing, according to the paper, and many of its mechanisms are remarkably similar to traditional financial markets.
A number of financial goods, services, arrangements, and activities in the DeFi industry overlap with more traditional finance operations, according to IOSCO.
As a result, IOSCO advised regulators to be aware of the ramifications of DeFi developments in their respective jurisdictions. As the DeFi market grows, IOSCO observes that regulators’ capacity to draught regulations relevant to their domains will be aided by “a granular and holistic understanding of the DeFi market.”
IOSCO acknowledged in the report that the DeFi market offers numerous advantages. “DeFi is an innovative and fast-growing field of financial services,” stated IOSCO Chair Ashley Alder. However, the organisation also emphasised the dangers that the business brings to people as it evolves. The report, according to Adler, outlines the “main areas of concern for IOSCO.”
In addition to the paper, IOSCO established a task force to study the DeFi market. The chair of the newly constituted task force, Tuang Lee Lim, stated:
“IOSCO’s decision to create the task force demonstrates our members’ determination to take prompt and coordinated policy action to effectively address the risks posed by this rapidly expanding field,” said the statement.
Meanwhile, according to a whitepaper published in February by KuCoin Labs, DeFi players may choose DAO governance as regulatory risks grow. DAOs can be recognised as legal entities, according to the report, and community interests can be prioritised as a result.
Disclaimer: These are the writer’s opinions and should not be considered investment advice. Readers should do their own research.