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India Leads G20 Discussions on a Global Crypto Framework

India, under its G20 presidency, is spearheading discussions to establish a global framework for cryptocurrency regulations. Finance Minister Sitharaman emphasizes the need for international collaboration in managing the challenges and opportunities posed by cryptocurrencies.

India's Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, confirms that under India's G20 presidency, discussions are actively progressing to establish a comprehensive global framework for regulating cryptocurrencies.

Global Collaboration for Crypto Regulations

Under India's presidency of the Group of 20 (G20), there are ongoing, proactive discussions about the creation of a global framework for regulating cryptocurrencies. The G20 comprises 19 nations and the European Union.

Prime Minister Modi's Call for Global Cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been advocating for global cooperation among G20 member states to develop unified regulations for cryptocurrencies. He emphasizes that technologies with worldwide impacts, such as cryptocurrencies, should be accompanied by universally adhered-to regulations and frameworks.

Crypto: Both a Challenge and an Opportunity

Minister Sitharaman acknowledges that cryptocurrencies present both challenges and opportunities. She emphasizes the importance of international collaboration in establishing a responsible financial ecosystem capable of effectively regulating cryptocurrencies on a global scale. In her words, "Global cooperation is absolutely critical."

Interconnectedness Demands Global Partnerships

The interconnected nature of the world's financial systems necessitates cross-border partnerships. As cryptocurrencies transcend geographical boundaries, global cooperation becomes essential in effectively regulating and overseeing this emerging financial landscape.

India's Commitment to Global Collaboration

Since India assumed the G20 presidency in Q4 of 2022, the country has consistently stressed the importance of global collaboration in ensuring financial security and stability. Minister Sitharaman confirmed that discussions on highly anticipated crypto regulations are actively underway.

Involvement of Key Financial Institutions

International bodies like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) have contributed to these discussions by submitting synthesis papers on cryptocurrency-related matters.

India's Growing Interest in Blockchain and Crypto

India's heightened interest in blockchain and cryptocurrencies is becoming increasingly evident. This includes recent job postings by the National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), which is actively seeking a head of blockchain. NPCI, backed by the Reserve Bank of India and 247 Indian banking institutions, is positioning itself to be at the forefront of blockchain technology.