The National Securities Commission (CNV), which is the regulatory body that governs financial markets in Argentina, has launched a sandbox for testing Crypto projects. This is a piece of much-welcomed news to the Crypto world as it is a positive step towards the adoption of Digital Assets.
The new hub will allow Crypto Fintechs to test their projects in a controlled environment, as per the CNV guidelines. Just like the Abu Dhabi Global Market FSRA approach to supporting Cryptos, CNV aims to support the adoption of Cryptocurrency in the South American market.
Promoting Unity of Effort Between Crypto Fintechs and the Regulator
The CNV recognizes that the Crypto space is dynamic and fast-paced regarding Crypto. Therefore, the new sandbox will act as a platform that fosters positive interactions between the regulator and private developers.
Moreover, it will be a hub for innovation and creativity derived from mutual interactions between private entities as they share ideas and concepts of revolutionizing Crypto adoption.
It will also be an important space for venture capitalists and crypto investors who scout the market to identify projects with a promising return on investments. Most importantly, the investors can also participate in Crypto projects and share their ideas on the ideal Blockchain project that they may be willing to fund following the assurance of regulatory scrutiny.
The Goal is to Protect Investors
The nascent Crypto market needs to be regulated to enhance investor protection. Andrés Consentino, the CNV president, has reaffirmed the regulator’s primary concern of making the market less risky for investors while promoting the growth and development of digital assets.
The CNV approach is similar to the UK Financial Conduct Authority’s approach in licensing Crypto trading platforms such as Ziglu. The Colombia financial regulator has also adopted a similar sandbox for fintech developers to meet, share ideas, test programs, and mitigate risks inherent to digital assets.
Establishing Terms and Conditions For The Crypto Platforms
The sandbox will enable the CNV to enact policies for regulating the market in a way that fulfills the goals of stakeholders.
The regulator will also be able to monitor and review their policies against market trends, enabling them to respond to the changing risk environment.
Users of the platform can hence expect to receive periodical advisory on areas to improve. The CNV assures users that the reports specific to stakeholders will be confidential and non-binding since the strategy is to create a regulatory framework from consensus.
One method that the regulator will use to bring all the hub participants together is workshops on Crypto.
In the meantime, CNBC’s Maksym Kapliuk forecasts that Argentina’s Crypto market could be on steroids once the utilization of the Sandbox rises.