The Role of Market Surveillance: Building Trust in Crypto Markets

5 July, 2022

11am Singapore / Hong Kong | 1pm Sydney

Duration: 1 hour


The crypto markets were once called the ‘Wild West’, with erratic markets and erratic actors. Today, crypto assets continue to shift into the mainstream, with an ever-increasing number of financial institutions moving into the space, including banks, asset managers, and private equity firms – among other players. Across Asia-Pacific, there are now an estimated 160 million active users trading crypto assets.

Amid a surge in mainstream interest, the market cap for crypto reached more than USD 3 trillion in November 2021 – which was more than 2000 times the 2018 levels. While the market has fallen back so far this year, institutional adoption has continued apace. Moving forward, the focus for policy makers in many jurisdictions will be on making crypto markets safer through a more comprehensive regulatory approach.

Just like financial markets, crypto markets are vulnerable to market manipulation and abuse from nerfarious actors. The prevalence of wash trading, spoofing and layering, and pump and dump schemes highlight the need for robust surveillance programmes in crypto markets – not only to protect investors from losses, but to create the trust amongst participants needed to bolster institutional adoption.

In this webinar, we will discuss the evolution of regulatory approaches to crypto markets, as well as the surveillance programmes and other measures that crypto trading venues are introducing to protect market integrity.

Key themes:

  • Regulatory developments across APAC and other emerging global challenges
  • Institutional considerations for entering crypto markets
  • Bad behaviour in crypto: wash trading, layering & spoofing, stop hunting, chain hopping; pump & dump
  • Traditional vs crypto: market abuse risks & surveillance approaches
  • Crypto-specific pattern detection capabilities
  • Expanding surveillance: moving beyond traditional tools to uncover market abuse patterns (social media, chat apps, etc.)
  • Redefining why surveillance is a critical component of market infrastructure for crypto trading platforms


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David Kwan
Head of Sales & Business Development, APAC
Nasdaq Market Surveillance

Angelina Kwan
Chief Executive Officer
Stratford Finance Limited

Janice Goh
Partner, Cavenagh Law LLP
Clifford Chance Asia

Brad Maclean
Regulation Asia

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