The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) have released a paper on policy recommendations and standards for crypto regulation. The G20 Presidency India requested the IMF and FSB to develop frameworks for a unified approach to regulating crypto assets. The paper will be discussed at the G20 Summit this week.
IMF and FSB Publishes Recommendations on Crypto Regulation
G20’s risk watchdog Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) published a paper for the G20 Summit on recommendations for global crypto regulations. It is part of efforts by international bodies to regulate crypto and minimize its risks to macroeconomic and financial stability.
The IMF outlined macroeconomic, legal, and financial integrity considerations related to crypto regulations. The FSB and standard-setting bodies (SSBs) published recommendations and standards to address financial stability, financial integrity, market integrity, investor protection, prudential and other risks derived from crypto-assets.
The paper continues to see stablecoins and DeFi as a threat to macroeconomic and financial stability. It mentions that crypto has failed to prove earlier claimed benefits including cheaper and faster cross-border payments and increased financial inclusion.
CoinGape Media earlier reported that India’s Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed talks on a global framework for regulating crypto assets, with issues related to crypto regulation put on the table.
Crypto-Friendly Regulations Urged by the Industry
Crypto firms and the community have urged regulators to introduce crypto-friendly regulations. It will help boost innovation related to crypto, blockchain, Web3, and other innovative technologies.
The crypto scrutiny and restrictions intensified after the Terra-Luna crisis and the collapse of FTX last year. The industry was also targeted for its high use of energy consumption. However, the industry continues to evolve and things have changed extensively since then.