Cryptocurrency and the future of Offshore
Digital currencies or what are referred to as cryptocurrencies are an alternative medium of financial exchange and has gained momentum in the last few years, promising to reshape the global economic infrastructure by revolutionizing the medium in which goods are exchanged.
The possibility of cryptocurrency is enormous, and it is difficult to estimate the impact it could have as the industry is relatively still within its early stages of experimentation and development. That being said, there are a few areas to keep an eye on:
All of which will give individuals more autonomy, security and transparency in a highly decentralized and individualized transactional economy.
The increasingly evolving nature of cryptocurrency has the potential to drastically alter the face of the offshore market. As the industry adjusts to the new institutional oversight imposed by the US, OECD and FATF, the emergence of blockchain technology into finance and banking promises to give more freedom and autonomy from the increasingly regulated offshore environment and its high costs associated with compliance.
The current financial obligations imposed by the SWIFT routing system and Know Your Customer (KYC) rules has made transactions burdensome and oversight onerous, tightening financial flows and curbing offshore markets.
Cryptocurrency offers the potential to bypass physical jurisdictional boundaries and the traditional banking system altogether, giving a realm of freedom of transaction not ever previously possible.
Examples of such are found in trading platforms such as bitcoin-freedom.com, which act as a freely operated peer-to-peer networks similar to regular currency trading platforms that are gaining in usage and are increasingly helping the legitimacy of coins gain wider perceived value in the eyes of the public and finance institutions.
With crypto gaining momentum in within the public and private spheres, its effects are seen within the offshore financial and retail spaces. Banks are starting to accept crypto for holding and exchange, retail centers are allowing transactions of goods for Bitcoin, crypto is now being used for diversification of offshore mutual funds and IRA portfolios.
As the public acceptance of this form of new form of exchange grows, so to will blockchains tech emerge into other industry sectors.
Offshore structures for holding crypto assets, investing, starting an ICO or crypto exchange is not a booming business in places like Estonia and Switzerland who have led the way in offering conducive local environments for global non-resident companies engaged in crypto development.
Using offshore structures to hold, trade and invest in adds another layer of asset protection and security that gives additional protection that can not be found if you are trading or holding assets personally. Because of the high-risk nature of such a speculative market having a separate corporate vehicle that minimizes liability, increases privacy and allows for the structure to take on debts and loans is extremely important otherwise the liability would be tied directly to the person.
This is just the beginning of what is possible for the world of crypto, contact us to learn more about cryptocurrency solutions and what might be right for you.
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