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24th August 2022 | Press Releases

Crypto Derivatives market expects tougher regulation

LONDON, August 8th, 2022: The turbulence that has roiled cryptocurrencies this year is expected to drive a more severe approach to the asset class from regulators, the latest Acuiti Crypto Derivatives Management Insight Report has found.

The Acuiti Crypto Derivatives Managers’ Insight Report is a quarterly report based on a survey of the Acuiti Crypto Derivatives Expert Network of senior executives operating within crypto derivatives markets.

The Q3 report’s key findings were:

  • 59% of the network expect a more severe regulatory approach will be the main medium to long term effect of recent falls in crypto prices
  • 50% of the network think the main consequence will be the market moving closer to Trad Fi infrastructure
  • 58% of the network believe that banks will come to play a significant role in permissioned De Fi
  • 84% of the network believe Bitcoin will rise back above $65,000, but opinion ranges on how long it will take to do this

The accelerating pace of regulation will be one driver of an increasing convergence between Trad Fi and De Fi. Banks are expected to play an increasingly pivotal role in crypto markets in the future once regulation is established.

The report’s findings also show that expectations of further consolidation are high — among crypto exchanges but also lenders and other crypto services providers. While a key takeaway from the report was long-term optimism about the market’s prospects, more near term pain is also expected.

“Our latest Insight report shows that regulation, while long courted by the cryptocurrency industry, is expected to take a more severe form than was anticipated prior to the recent price falls,” said Ross Lancaster, Head of Research at Acuiti. “Some crypto derivatives users have a head start in this respect as these instruments already fall under financial frameworks. But nonetheless, the industry is about to undergo a period of profound change.”

To download the full report visit https://www.acuiti.io/crypto-derivatives-management-insight-report-q3-2022



For more information, contact Ross Lancaster

Tel.: +44 (0) 203 998 9685

Email: rosslancaster@acuiti.io


About Acuiti

Acuiti is a management intelligence platform designed to provide Senior Industry Professionals in the Derivatives Industry with high-value insight into industry-wide performance and business operations. Acuiti provides a platform through which our exclusive network of Senior Industry Executives can share and source information on day-to-day operational challenges, providing them and their management teams with increased transparency and in-depth analysis to make more informed decisions and benchmark company performance. Financial Institutions benefiting from our services include Banks, Non-bank FCMs, Brokers, Proprietary Trading Firms, Hedge Funds and Asset Managers.