Brian Brooks, Appearing Comptroller of the Forex stated the way forward for cryptocurrency rules is within the arms of the individuals, and never the federal government.
He informed Cointelegraph’s Alex Cohen on the LA Blockchain Summit that he believes that change tends to occur slowly. Whereas the Web 1.0 didn’t appear revolutionary, look the place we’re at now.
“In the long run, it’s the market and customers that may resolve the destiny of crypto regulation, not the federal government,” stated Brooks, previously the Chief Authorized Officer at Coinbase.
He defined that the position of the federal government is to arrange a regulatory framework to forestall cash laundering, fraud, and different legal actions — to not construct tech or situation a token.
“The federal government has no historical past to construct merchandise that innovate and provide individuals good selections. They don’t situation vacationers checks, American Categorical does. They don’t situation pay as you go playing cards, Citibank does. So why do we predict it’d be totally different in setting up a funds instrument?”
As a substitute, the federal government must give attention to what it does finest: establishing guidelines and conducting supervision. “We’re making an attempt to construct the framework, we’re excited that there are tech corporations popping out with tokens. Let’s marry these two issues up,” he stated.
Brooks believes that decentralization is inevitable and makes use of the analogy of how publish places of work had been the central authority for communication at one time limit, however web P2P communications have made them virtually out of date. He imagines the identical state of affairs will play out for the crypto trade. “At some point finance could look lots like communication right this moment,” he stated. “The central authorities could not play as massive of a job as they carry out right this moment.”
“I don’t advocate for that, however I additionally don’t resist it — the purpose is that the trendlines are in all probability unstoppable at some stage and we simply have to put a framework round that so that individuals don’t get scammed sooner or later any greater than they get scammed right this moment.”
Brooks appears much less involved with the issue of cash laundering in crypto than some officers, and he identified that a lot cash laundering occurs within the present banking system.
“If there are dangerous actors in crypto, we have to do what we are able to to cease these actions identical to how we do with the banks. Believing that there’s a future state the place we are able to get rid of legal exercise or danger fully, is foolhardy.”