Safeguarded Token: The Third Way between Decentralization vs. State Protection Part 2


The growth of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency is inseparable from the pivotal role of Decentralized Exchanges (DEX). Understanding the complexities between DEX and Centralized Exchanges (CEX) highlights the need to bridge decentralized technology with the state’s responsibility to protect its citizens. Considering aspects like consumer protection, liquidity, and transaction speed, I introduce the “Safeguarded Token” concept. This integrates blockchain technology with government regulations, bridging the gap between innovation and safety.

However, executing this idea comes with challenges. This article delves into the primary obstacles in implementing this concept, highlighting areas regulators and innovators need to focus on:

Market Liquidity: A major challenge for decentralized platforms, including Safeguarded Tokens, is limited liquidity. Regulators need to ensure market fluidity while maintaining transactional integrity. Innovators, meanwhile, must create mechanisms to boost user participation and trading volume.

Integration with Existing Regulatory Systems: Although Safeguarded Tokens propose regulation through smart contracts, the challenge lies in integrating them with existing laws. Regulators need a deep understanding of blockchain technology, while innovators must design tokens that comply with regulations without compromising decentralization.

Education and Public Understanding: As a new and intricate concept, Safeguarded Tokens necessitate public education efforts. Regulators must provide accurate information, while innovators should elucidate this concept simply for wider acceptance.

Technology and Security: Security remains paramount in the crypto world. The challenge is ensuring the safety of user assets while maintaining transparency and compliance. Collaboration between innovators and regulatory bodies is vital.

Collaboration between Regulators and Innovators: A key challenge is forging a productive relationship between these two groups. Continuous dialogue is essential to achieve mutual goals.

Community Involvement: Blockchain community support is crucial. Regulators must consider the aspirations and concerns of this community, and innovators should gauge success through community engagement.

Adaptability and Flexibility: The crypto landscape is ever-evolving. Both regulations and innovations need to be flexible to accommodate changes.

Transparency and Accountability: The challenge is ensuring Safeguarded Tokens remain transparent and accountable, even with added regulations.

Technological Infrastructure Availability: While blockchain has seen rapid growth, certain regions lack the necessary technological infrastructure. Ensuring equal access for all users is crucial.

Cultural and Social Barriers: Beyond technical or regulatory challenges, cultural and social perspectives on new technology can hinder adoption.

This idea also stems from discussions with the founder of BeOneChain, an Indonesian blockchain, under the ecosystem. I hope this publication fosters constructive feedback from stakeholders, including the government, community, industry, and journalists. BeOneChain will explore this innovative idea, gauging investor community responses along the way. As technology continually evolves, fresh ideas are vital to address existing challenges.

BeOneChain, as an emerging entity from Indonesia, represents the potential of decentralized platforms to shape the financial landscape. Leveraging the Safeguarded Token concept, BeOneChain seeks to pioneer a path that balances innovation with security and regulation.

By opening up this discourse, it is not just about highlighting the possibilities but also inviting a collaborative effort. The integration of blockchain with traditional financial systems is not just a technical challenge but requires a collective effort of regulators, innovators, and users.

This publication aims to be the starting point for a broader dialogue. By presenting the challenges and the potential solutions, it sets the stage for constructive discussions, allowing stakeholders from various sectors to provide their perspectives and insights.

While technology will undeniably continue to advance, it’s the synergy between innovators and regulators that will determine the trajectory of these advancements. The objective isn’t merely about keeping pace but steering technological progression in a direction that serves the broader good.

It’s also worth noting the role of journalism in this space. As gatekeepers of information, journalists play a pivotal role in disseminating knowledge, clarifying misconceptions, and providing a balanced viewpoint. As the Safeguarded Token concept gains traction, it will be essential for media to approach it with an informed and analytical mindset.

Lastly, the BeOneChain initiative, within the ecosystem, signifies the essence of innovation rooted in cultural and regional nuances, while resonating with global challenges. It exemplifies the capability of local innovations to address universal issues. As the project unfolds, feedback and adaptation will be crucial. By embracing change, feedback, and collaboration, the vision of a decentralized yet safe financial ecosystem can become a tangible reality.

Tuhu Nugraha
Tuhu Nugraha
Digital Business & Metaverse Expert Principal of Indonesia Applied Economy & Regulatory Network (IADERN)