Crypto Regulation vs Regulated Crypto

Andre Cronje
2 min readApr 19, 2022


Asimov’s two laws of regulation

  • A human must not harm another human, or by inaction allow another human to come to harm.
  • A human shall avoid actions or situations that could cause it to come to harm itself.

Crypto regulation, is in my opinion, simply infeasible. As public blockchains have no domain, they should be guided by Maritime law. Without geopolitical dominion no one can lay claim to these lands.

Regulated crypto, however, is very feasible. A company issuing and managing a cryptocurrency, could apply for the required licenses (if they existed) in their territory. An exchange operating in a jurisdiction, could apply for an operating license (if it existed). A country wishing to regulate crypto interactions, can launch their own National Blockchain.

Instead of trying to fight regulatory bodies because of crypto regulation, we should be trying to engage and educate on regulated crypto. What should a token issuance license look like? What should an exchange’s activities be expanded to?

Myself and cohorts have launched multiple entities; the mission is simple, provide, advise, and strategize on regulated crypto access. Or phrased alternatively, how to onboard institutional entities in a language they understand without forcing them to incur technical debt.

The core focus;

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  • Multi currency payment channels & infrastructure
  • Clearing house & Stock exchange tokenization portals
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  • Crypto ETF’s and Mutual Funds
  • National Blockchains

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