Navigating The Digital Frontier: The Bahamas' Approach To Regulating Digital Assets

The rapid emergence of digital assets and cryptocurrencies has presented many challenges for regulators in the global financial sector. Recognising the need for a robust regulatory framework to bring legal clarity to this dynamic, evolving space, The Bahamas has taken a progressive approach to the regulation of digital assets. This article explores the rationale behind The Bahamas’ decision to regulate digital assets, the development of the Digital Assets and Registered Exchanges (DARE) Act, 2020, and the key provisions shaping the regulatory landscape that influenced the new DARE Bill, 2023, which we anticipate will become law this year.