Is India About to See Its First Crypto Regulatory Pronouncement?

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  • India’s Finance Minister advocates global cooperation for cryptocurrency regulation.
  • Discussions are underway to establish a unified framework for handling crypto.
  • The minister emphasized key crypto regulation issues at an event in Mumbai.

According to a statement from India‘s Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, discussions are underway regarding establishing a regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. Reuters captured this development in a report earlier today.

The report stated that the financial minister made the revelation while speaking at an event held in Mumbai. Sitharaman emphasized the necessity for international collaboration in regulating cryptocurrencies. She asserted that efficient oversight cannot be achieved without the active cooperation of all G20 member nations.

Sitharaman, also the current head of the G20 Presidency for India, disclosed that the nation has introduced pivotal matters related to the regulation and comprehension of crypto assets during its term. The Finance Minister remarked at the event in Mumbai:

India’s (G20) Presidency has put on the table key issues related to regulating or understanding that there should be a framework for handling issues related to crypto assets.

Moreover, she noted ongoing efforts among stakeholders to formulate a unified approach to address the challenges and opportunities of digital assets.

Early this year, Sitharaman addressed the need for swift action on matters concerning cryptocurrencies. She stressed the importance of a synchronized global policy response to regulate the sector while safeguarding economies from potential risks.

During a collaborative discussion on “Macrofinancial Implications of Crypto Assets,” there was unanimous agreement among G20 member nations on the pressing need to establish regulations for the crypto industry.

Coin Edition reported that various global standard-setting bodies, including the FSB, FATF, CPMI, IOSCO, and BCBS, are cooperating within their respective mandates to coordinate the regulatory agenda.