This was revealed during an interview with Reuters’ Andrew Winning on October 22, 2018, in London, Britain.
Circle CEO Wants A Global On Cryptocurrencies
While speaking to Reuters’ Andrew Winning during an interview, Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire said cryptocurrency need a global rule. He explained saying there needs to be a normalization at the G20 level of critical crypto-related regulatory matters. This came just a few days after the global watchdog for money laundering expressed a similar concern. However, the watchdog said it is setting up its first rules on the criminal use of digital coins by June 2019.
A French-based Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris initiated the lead towards protecting cryptocurrency users. Meanwhile, the Taskforce played a significant role to set international standards for sectors known for weak consumer protection. Other vital issues FATF is formulated for includes providing awareness of Volatile prices and frequent security breaches.
FATF revealed that international jurisdictions would have to licenses or regulated cryptocurrency exchanges worldwide. Thereafter, companies related to cryptocurrencies are also included in the definition of the FATF agenda. The task force’s main aim is to help suppress the use of digital currencies for money laundering and terror financing.
CEO Allaire said such rules are a good start. He continues saying the rules should, however, made broad to cover the issuance of digital money by private firms. Moreover, he categorizes private firms under ICO projects. He additionally stressed that there is a need to suppress market manipulations by exchanges and enforce customer identifications.
“When it comes to token offerings, how should they be treated? Which token offerings are securities, which are not?” Jeremy Allaire, CEO of Circle continue saying “The trading venues – are they like spot commodity markets that need to have rules in place around market manipulation?”
Current Cryptocurrency Regulations
At the moment many countries developed national regulation to monitor the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Some countries like Japan, adopted frameworks for licensing exchanges while other like China shut them down altogether.
The cryptocurrency industry majorly regulates in Europe and some parts of America. Just this year, some European countries including France and Switzerland started developing a regulation. Meanwhile, these new regulations majorly targeted initial coin offerings. In the UK, the financial watchdog reveals it is paying a keen attention to the sector. Cryptocurrency is designing to break the centric incumbent financial system. However, creating a global rule for cryptocurrency could mean centralizing cryptos.
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