2020 Cryptocurrency Regulation in the Philippines Recap

A key highlight for 2020 is the vigilance of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in issuing advisories and cease and desist order, and in taking other enforcement actions against cryptocurrency-related investment scams, Forsage being the largest and most high-profile among them.

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Counterweight: The Case for Bitcoin as Central Bank Reserve Asset by Atty. Rafael Padilla

Rafael proposes that bitcoin, a new asset class, should be considered as a strategic reserve asset that can function as systemic hedge that will help maintain financial stability amid the economic havoc that is COVID-19 Pandemic, and to insulate the domestic financial system from the vulnerabilities of the current U.S. dollar-centric international monetary system.

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DeFi, Law and Regulation by Atty. Rafael Padilla

In a paper published by Atty. Rafael Padilla, Co-Founder and Trustee of BlockDevs Asia and Professor of Law at San Beda Alabang, the application of blockchain and smart contracts in finance gives financial regulators no choice but to revisit existing rules and, at the same time, assess their relevance in the world of Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and open finance. 

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2019 Regulatory Developments on Crypto & Blockchain in the Philippines

By Atty. Rafael Padilla: For the legal nerds, this year’s centerpiece is R.A. 11453, the Amended AFAB Charter. This new law which was enacted by Congress last August 2019 quietly introduced the term “cryptocurrency” for the first time in the Philippine legal system.

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