G7 jumps in to aid in CBDC adoption
The wealthy nations that comprise the Group of Seven (G7) will prioritize determining how they can better assist poorer countries in introducing their central bank digital currency (CBDC).
At a seminar held on April 11 in Washington, District of Columbia, Masato Kanda, Japan’s top financial diplomat, shared his thoughts.
The failure of FTX was a harsh wake-up call on the need for proper, consistent supervision across borders, as per Masato Kanda, Japan’s top finance diplomat.
Fast-moving digital technologies have provided enormous advantages for many years, including cheaper and faster payments across borders accessible to a larger public. However, according to Kanda, the latest innovations have the onset of challenges.
“We have a responsibility to mitigate the dangers posed by the creation of CBDCs by ensuring conditions such as adequate transparency and effective governance.”
Masato Kanda, Japan’s top financial diplomat
As a result, Kanda believes it is essential to finalize the work that the FSB (Financial Stability Board) has been doing to develop high-level recommendations on crypto asset activities on the market and global stablecoin arrangement. Hence, he asserts that this recommendation’s effective implementation is also crucial.
Japan will host the G7 meeting aimed at discussing the project
The G7 meeting that will take place this year will be hosted in Hiroshima by Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. It has been stated that discussions on crypto regulation would likely pick up speed in the lead-up to a meeting of finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 countries that will take place in the middle of May. The Group of Seven (G7) intends to make global crypto legislation stricter, emphasizing enhancing company transparency and protecting consumers.
As a result of Japan’s unusually stringent regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies, users of the defunct cryptocurrency exchange FTX Japan were among the first to get their money returned to them when the business went bankrupt as the nation continued to push for its crypto ambitions.
The Group of 20 major countries has charged the Financial Stability Board (FSB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) responsible for producing a jointly generated synthesis paper for global crypto regulations and submitting it by the end of September or the beginning of October.