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Our mission is to equip the DeFi world with a full legal layer. Unlocking the future growth of the industry.

The saying prevention is better than cure is used a lot in many different areas. In terms of health, it’s generally better to look after your body by eating well and exercising, rather than waiting to become unwell before you do something to fix it. In the world of business, it’s better to acknowledge the potential risks and attempt to avoid them rather than deal with them when they arise. In Decentralized Finance, Astra Protocol can help prevent issues before they happen and provide a cure when things do occasionally go wrong.

DeFi is the word on everyone’s lips right…


Astra Protocol adds a legal assurance layer to smart contracts to provide an on-chain dispute management service. Astra is the default mechanism to resolve all potential disputes arising from a particular transaction.

Our protocol uses a blend of human expertise and technology to provide assurance and security to all transactions.

Traditional trading of derivatives has faced numerous issues, such as the interventions of regulatory bodies, fees levied by intermediaries, and time-lapses. While conventional institutions have turned towards computer-assisted approaches like deep hedging to alleviate the costs, the success rates are not spectacular compared with DeFi offerings. …


As a decentralized compliance layer, Astra ensures that DeFi protocols adhere to regulations without compromising their offerings and as friction continues to increase between regulators and DeFi protocols, the need for Astra grows.

Crypto lending platforms have become extremely popular this year due to the disproportionately high interest rates offered. The popularity of this new and exciting technology is beginning to feel scrutiny from regulators as it is seen to be a particularly high-risk asset. Reports from earlier in August revealed that more than $120 million in penalties aimed at digital currency exchanges and other service providers were issued.

Recently…


Astra can give some certainty.

Astra uniquely provides a way for decentralized organizations to comply with rules and regulations worldwide while remaining decentralized. At a pivotal time for the crypto world, Astra can give some certainty.

DeFi platforms offer higher yields than traditional financial platforms, making them very attractive to users. A staggering 11% of young Americans invested their stimulus checks into cryptocurrency platforms, showing just how prevalent the technology has become. Innovative as decentralized finance is, the world of crypto is still in its infancy. With the rise in popularity comes an increase in hacks and other types of criminal activity, which authorities are…


Astra provides a way for all decentralized organizations to comply without comprising their offering. Astra has been designed and built to verify information in different settings. Our technology selects the most suitable experts (Delegates) to examine the evidence, data, and KYC information, then return a fair decision based on their findings. Transactions between decentralized financial organizations can then proceed unhindered by regulatory requirements.


The growth of the DeFi market has been staggering. In May 2021, the DeFi market hit an all-time high, with the total amount of cryptocurrency locked surging to $87bn. Alas, most great innovations often come with a downside too. This growth combined with the fact that DeFi protocols are designed to be permissionless — meaning anyone in any country can access them without any regulatory compliance — makes it clear that DeFi has the potential to become a haven for money launderers.

One of the essential responsibilities for banks and financial institutions is to uphold the markets’ integrity. In 2020…


Operating within DeFi comes with unpredictability as well as opportunity. Some of the incredible benefits of the underlying technology also present challenges that need to be addressed.

The market is evolving rapidly and malicious actors have been able to anonymously exploit weaknesses in protocols to take vast amounts of money from unsuspecting individuals. Often there is no route to justice for those affected.

With its rise in popularity in early 2020, the news that often accompanies DeFi is that of hacks and exploits. In 2020, 17 major DeFi scams took place that resulted in the loss of $154 million. By the end of July 2021, DeFi hacks made up 76% of crypto-related exploits and DeFi-related fraud made up 54% of major crypto fraud, up from just 3%…


DeFi protocols and decentralised organisations are fast approaching a pivotal moment. The time will come when governments and authorities will demand some form of regulatory compliance. The immense possibilities DeFi provides are currently limited by the associated risks. We are already seeing some jurisdictions clamp down on particular protocols in New Jersey, London and many others. For the meteoric rise to continue, authorities need to be on board.

There is, of course, a significant challenge. How do we achieve regulatory compliance in a decentralised ecosystem? To have security, we need accountability. But, to have accountability, we must have details of…


At Astra, our vision is to push the decentralised finance market into gaining institutional adoption. We strongly believe that any regulation should have the ultimate goal of fulfilling the DeFi market potential. Our unique decentralised compliance layer will ensure that all network participants adhere to the security regimes. If any rules are broken, the individuals and organisations responsible are accountable.

The regulatory pushback against the decentralised finance space is starting to leave a visible mark.

DeFi has been a revolution for many. The reason is simple; on some stable coin deposits, you can get a 5% interest rate, while in…


Small and medium enterprises are the backbone of many economies. According to a Small Business Administration (SBA) Report in 2019, small businesses alone account for about 44% of economic activity in the US. Perhaps even more impressively, small businesses create two-thirds of new jobs and deliver 43.5% of the United States’ gross domestic product (GDP). So, while large financial firms will be vital for institutional adoption, we mustn’t forget that small businesses will play an important part.

The problem is, obtaining loans for SMEs has always been a challenge. According to the World Bank, SMEs are less likely to get…

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