Crypto Advocates Should Be Begging for Regulation

By Bill Dudley

26 Apr 2022 · 2 min read

Digital finance is booming, with the value of cryptocurrencies outstanding reaching more than $2 trillion from almost nothing a decade ago – almost entirely without regulatory oversight to protect investors and the broader financial system. This is not likely to end well, unless officials intervene in a thoughtful way.

So what should they do? One option is to avert disaster by clamping down. But there’s still an opening for a more balanced approach that doesn’t inhibit useful innovation — as long as regulators act soon.

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