Crypto Regulation: Will Governments Kill the Golden Goose of Decentralization?

Exploring the Tension Between Control and Innovation in the World of Cryptocurrency

Ehsan Yazdanparast
Coinmonks
Published in
3 min readApr 11, 2023

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Cryptocurrencies have taken the world by storm, and their meteoric rise has caught the attention of governments around the globe. With digital assets now worth trillions of dollars, many countries are grappling with how to regulate this new form of currency. In this article, we’ll explore the topic of crypto regulation and whether it will ultimately help or hinder the growth of the industry.

The Rise of Crypto

The cryptocurrency market has grown exponentially in the past few years. In 2013, the entire market cap of all cryptocurrencies was just $1.5 billion. By 2021, that number had risen to over $2 trillion. Bitcoin, the most well-known cryptocurrency, has a market cap of over $1 trillion alone.

Despite its rapid growth, the crypto industry remains largely unregulated. While some countries have taken steps to regulate digital assets, many are still figuring out how to approach the industry.

Fun Fact: The first known Bitcoin purchase was made in 2010 when a user paid 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas.

The Case for Regulation

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Ehsan Yazdanparast
Coinmonks

Ph.D., Software Developer, Tech Enthusiast. Support my writing by joining Medium through my Referral Link bit.ly/3wQhMKZ (I will earn a small commission)