Mission and strategy

Effectively regulating digital assets is of paramount importance to financial institutions across the world, as well as the cryptocurrency industry itself. With so many recent adverse events destabilizing the market, there will undoubtedly be a major shift towards projects and assets that put greater emphasis on regulatory compliance. Thus, effective regulation must be the forefront of the way we think about the industry going forward.

As governments bolster their nascent regulatory infrastructures, it is crucial they consult with industry leaders on how to make them effective and ensure the protection of retail investors. The perspective of the industry must be considered by enabling efficient bottom-up knowledge transfer, where companies and entities already working within regulatory frameworks can share their opinions and expertise with regulators.

On the other hand, the cryptocurrency industry also needs a clearer picture of the nature of the legal frameworks in which it will come to operate so that the market can avoid further turbulence, while entrepreneurs and market participants can benefit from greater legal transparency.

The mission of the Digital Assets Regulations Institute (DARI) is to establish this necessary dialogue; to empower regulatory bodies to craft the best regulations possible by providing them with industry knowledge and perspective, while at the same time helping the industry be ready for the coming regulatory frameworks.

As the first independent think-tank intended to be at the forefront of shaping the regulatory landscape around cryptocurrencies, DARI will:

  • Gather relevant stakeholders, ranging from regulated companies and projects seeking regulatory compliance to consulting firms, financial and security auditors, accounting companies, law firms, and VCs, to conduct extensive research and produce reports that will inform government policy across the globe.
  • Coordinate the work of an interdisciplinary body of experts and industry participants tasked with creating ready-to-implement gold standards and best practices for cryptocurrency regulation.
  • Build a marketplace of ideas, where leaders of the industry can come together with actors operating across various regulatory frameworks to exchange expertise and practical know-how.
  • Ensure a strong industry voice on regulation and safeguard optimal development conditions for future entrepreneurs.
  • Conduct evidence-based research, including focus groups canvassing the views of retail investors, to ensure policymakers have access to a broad range of perspectives.
  • Prepare official submissions to regulatory bodies, such as the European Commission, as well as actively engage with regulatory hearings conducted by relevant institutions worldwide.
  • Offer a comprehensive body of knowledge on regulating digital assets, from theoretical considerations to practical solutions, accessible and easy to implement by any company in the industry.
  • Provide consulting and enable knowledge transfer for companies within the cryptocurrency industry seeking regulatory compliance, including incubation with DARI’s institutional partners.
  • Create regulatory synergies between countries and markets by leveraging the fundamental values of the cryptocurrency community, while also making them relevant and tangible to all.