As the Crypto world is evolving, regulations are catching up slowly. The US new regulations is a clear indication that in order to be able to engage with US citizens as a blockchain project, one has to comply to these regulations.
For adoption of a bigger audience also this compliance is essential, as compliance will create easier entry into mainstream, which will result in tapping into a larger user base.
It is no surprise that Ripply has created a lobby arm in cooperation with Cardano called the blockchain for Europe association. No less is it a surprise that TRON has hired a former SEC attorney to give guidance in how to handle regulations. Binance has set up its Binance US branch etc. Regulations and compliance is on the move.
Besides the project mentioned above, I am very happy that two of my other favorite projects $CITYUPTAKE and $COTI also take regulations and compliance seriously.
CITYUPTAKE has upgraded their compliance needs in the last year. Initially only holding a token was enough to be applicable for rewards, end of last year registration was required and in Q4 this year after CITYUPTAKE became officially incorporated a complete KYC needs to be done in their lounge to receive your rewards. On top of this a taxation document needs to be filled in for being tax compliant as well.
The lounge also provides all your historical transactions and a record of all your received rewards
COTI (Coin of the Internet) has a KYC requirement in case you want to set up a wallet for holding your coins in the official wallet. Staking is only possible through the official wallet and if you have the ambition to be a node also the KYC wallet is required.
All the above gives a clear explanation why $XRP, $ADA, $TRX, $CITYUPTAKE & $COTI are a substantial part of my crypto portfolio as it makes sense to chase KYC.