After the collapse of FTX, cryptocurrency CEOs need a clearer policy framework.

According to CEO and co-founder Peter Smith on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” on Thursday, this week’s FTX collapse is “a tragedy and absolute failure of governance,” but it won’t by any means bring down the crypto economy. According to Smith, the quick demise of Sam Bankman-business Fried’s will hasten a shift back towards regulated crypto institutions and individual crypto asset holders using their own private keys. Crypto is one of the only assets in the world that you can hold yourself, and according to Smith, people will increasingly return to that model as well as the shift to one in which they place their trust in regulated organizations operating in the sector.

According to Smith, there shouldn’t be any significant obstacles to collecting capital from investors for the entire crypto and blockchain economies or for businesses like his that depend on private finance. Despite all the excitement, he claimed that FTX was neither a market leader nor a significant player in the cryptocurrency ecosystem. This week, investors marked FTX’s value down to zero. Smith claims that it was extremely well-liked among Silicon Valley-based groups, which confused him because investors were enthusiastic about the business despite its lax governance. More investors will now pay attention to business structure in cryptocurrencies as a result of the FTX crisis.

This was an obvious example of a Silicon Valley momentum play that failed, according to Smith. According to some observers, Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, may be one of the businesses to gain from a stronger emphasis on regulated enterprises. The relatively small number of job cuts, according to Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase, which announced more layoffs on Thursday, was caused by general market conditions and the need to manage costs and liquidity as a public company, he told CNBC on Thursday afternoon. On Thursday, SEC Commissioner Gary Gensler advised the American public to “be careful and beware” on CNBC. There is still a lot of noncompliance, so if you give someone you’re token and they go down, you will just have to wait in line in a bankruptcy court where they might take your token and engage in a variety of activities without providing you with the necessary disclosures. Now, all we’re saying is if it’s one-to-one back, there’s excellent disclosure, and you’re protecting against fraud and manipulation. The securities laws are exactly that.

He remarked, “We keep customer funds one-to-one backed.” He noted that because it is a public corporation, the big four accounting firms have audited its financial accounts. As a regulated institution in the United States, Coinbase, and Armstrong asserted, “What happened to FTX is not possible to happen here.” A third of all bitcoin network transactions since 2012 have been made by the startup, which was ranked No. 7 on CNBC’s list of the 50 most disruptive companies for 2022. The best aspect of cryptocurrency, according to Smith, is that you can save your money on your private key without any counterparty exposure. And for the past ten years, that has been our goal to make it possible.