G7 to Review Crypto Regulations and Ways to Assist Developing Nations Introduce Digital Central Bank Currencies – Regulation Bitcoin News


The G7 countries will review cryptocurrency regulations and explore ways to help developing countries launch central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). This will ensure that they are compliant with international standards. Japan’s Vice Minister Of Finance For International Affairs, Masato Kanda, stated.

G7 Plan to Examine Crypto Regulations

The Group Of Seven (G7) nations, which consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the U.K. and the U.S., will assess stronger cryptocurrency regulations and figure out ways to aid developing countries in rolling out central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Reuters reported, citing Japan’s Vice Minister Of Finance For International Affairs, Masato Kanda.

Kanda noted at a seminar in Washington Tuesday that G7 discussions on crypto and CBDC will be part of the efforts to address the global challenges posed by evolving digital technologies. He explained that the collapse of crypto exchange FTX last year “was a serious wake-up call” for policymakers to devise regulations that go beyond borders, adding:

Crypto assets can be viewed in a variety of ways. But the consensus is that we need more regulation, particularly following the FTX crash.

The Vice finance minister highlighted that, while rapid innovation in digital technology has many benefits, it also brings new challenges such as cyber-security, the spread of false information, and the potential destabilization of financial markets.

G7 Looks to Help Developing Nations With Introducing CBDCs

On the subject of central bank digital currency, the Japanese official shared: “As a priority of this year, the G7 will consider how best to help developing countries introduce CBDC consistent with appropriate standards, including the G7 public policy principle for retail CBDC.” Kanda further added:

We must address CBDC by making sure that there is transparency and sound governance to reduce the potential risks.

Different countries have different stages of CBDC development. For example, the U.S. has not yet made a decision on whether to launch a digital currency. Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell recently said that the Fed’s CBDC is in the early stages of experimentation.

What are your thoughts on the G7 wanting to enhance crypto regulations and plans to support developing countries in introducing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs)? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Kevin Helms

A devotee of Austrian Economics, Kevin discovered Bitcoin in 2011 and has been an evangelist ever since. His interests lie in Bitcoin security, open-source systems, network effects and the intersection of economics and cryptography.

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