The co-founder of Ethereum (ETH), Vitalik Buterin, believes that the crypto ecosystem needs to mature and be in tune with the regulatory policies that allow crypto projects to operate internally freely.
Sharing his opinion around crypto regulations, Buterin spoke against the regulations that have an impact on the inner workings of a crypto ecosystem.
Considering the current circumstances, he believed it was better to have regulations that allow inner independence to crypto projects, even if it hampers mainstream adoption. Buterin opined:
“I'm actually kinda happy a lot of the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are getting delayed. The ecosystem needs time to mature before we get even more attention.”
The use of know-your-customer (KYC) on decentralized finance (DeFi) frontends was another concern pointed out by Buterin. However, he highlighted the need for KYC on crypto exchanges, which has seen wide-scale implementations. According to the entrepreneur:
“It (KYC on DeFi frontends) would annoy users but do nothing against hackers. Hackers write custom code to interact with contracts already.”
In this regard, Buterin made three recommendations, as shown below.
On an end note, Buterin recommended using zero-knowledge proofs to meet regulatory requirements while preserving users' privacy, stating that “I would love to see rules written in such a way that requirements can be satisfied by zero knowledge proofs as much as possible.”
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