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event 21 June 2024

StablR’s CEO Gijs op de Weegh with Stablecoin Standard at the Paris Blockchain Week

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On April 10, 2024, StablR’s CEO, Gijs op de Weegh, was present at the Paris Blockchain Week. Together with Stablecoin Standard and experts from KYAX and Damex.io, we were part of an interesting panel discussion about the future of finance on-chain. 

 

The future of finance on chain

The conversation delved into the impending regulatory framework set forth by MiCAR (Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation) and underscored the significance of privacy in blockchain transactions. When we talk about transacting “on chain,” we’re referring to conducting transactions directly on a blockchain network. While blockchain offers transparency and immutability, it also presents challenges regarding privacy, especially when it comes to sensitive data.

Transaction data on a blockchain can encompass a wealth of sensitive information, ranging from personal financial details to even more confidential data like payroll information. Naturally, exposing such information publicly poses significant risks, including identity theft, financial fraud, and breaches of personal privacy. Therefore, safeguarding privacy emerges as a crucial concern in the realm of blockchain transactions.

In light of this, finding a balance between maintaining privacy, facilitating transaction monitoring, and adhering to Know Your Customer (KYC) regulations becomes imperative. KYC regulations require financial institutions to verify the identity of their clients, ensuring they are not involved in illegal activities such as money laundering or terrorism financing. However, these regulations often clash with the desire for privacy, as they mandate the collection and verification of personal data.

To navigate this delicate equilibrium, innovative solutions must be devised. These solutions should address the need for privacy while still enabling effective transaction monitoring and compliance with regulatory standards like KYC. This might involve technologies such as zero-knowledge proofs, which allow parties to verify the authenticity of information without revealing the underlying data, thus preserving privacy while still ensuring compliance.

The discussion highlights the multifaceted nature of privacy concerns in blockchain transactions and underscores the importance of innovative approaches to address these challenges while navigating evolving regulatory landscapes.

 

About Stablecoin Standard

Stablecoin Standard is the global industry body for Stablecoin issuers. It engages stakeholders to promote the acceptance of stablecoins through education, resources, and shared initiatives. For more information, visit their website.

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