FinTechBlockchainG20 leaders must embrace cryptocurrency regulation

G20 leaders must embrace cryptocurrency regulation

Nigel Green, a high-profile advocate of cryptocurrencies, was speaking ahead of the G20 summit taking place in Osaka, Japan, this week

G20 leaders must take decisive steps towards a multilateral cryptocurrency regulatory framework – and a failure to do so would be negligent, according to the CEO of one of the world’s largest independent financial advisory organizations.

Speaking ahead of the G20 summit, which takes place in Osaka, Japan, this week, Nigel Green, chief executive and founder of deVere Group said: “Due to the astonishing and quickening pace of the digitalisation of the global economy – and the far-reaching impact of this – political leaders, finance ministers, central bank representatives and others at this year’s G20 summit must ensure decisive steps towards a multilateral cryptocurrency regulatory framework are taken.

“A failure to do so would be, in my opinion, irresponsible and negligent.”

deVere Group is one of the world’s largest independent advisors of specialist global financial solutions to international, local mass affluent, and high-net-worth clients.  It has a network of more than 70 offices across the world, over 80,000 clients and $12bn under advisement.

Right side of history

Nigel is a high-profile advocate of cryptocurrencies having launched the deVere Crypto app in 2018 and believes the rise of cryptos are unstoppable.

He continued: “The cryptocurrency sector continues to grow.  Indeed, the value of Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market cap, has soared 193% in value year-to-date.  This has had the effect of pulling up all other major digital currencies.

“This isn’t solely an impressive rally – which it is too, of course. It also underscores that the already burgeoning sector is becoming unstoppable as institutional investors increasingly step off the sidelines and jump into the sector.

“They understand, as do retail investors, that in our ever-more digitalised, globalised world, borderless, digital currencies are the future of money and they want to be and need to be part of it.

“It’s now high-time the leaders at the G20 summit caught up. Or do they seriously think that traditional, fiat currencies are the way forward?

“The G20 summit is a golden opportunity for leaders to position themselves on the right side of history.”

Seizing the opportunity

Nigel added: “By adopting a common set of regulatory guidelines, the world’s financial leaders can harness the potentially enormous economic benefits that digital money can bring and mitigate the risks.

“Now is the time – especially given that at the summit in Japan, one of the most crypto-advanced jurisdictions, has drawn on its experience and is preparing to share a crypto regulation solution at the summit.”

Of the Osaka event, he concluded: “It would be foolhardy not to seize the opportunity that this summit represents.”

As cryptocurrency becomes more widely embraced, businesses should be keeping a close eye on how this technology develops and consider how it could be used to their advantage.

Related Articles

Step up risk assessments of cryptocurrencies, warns FSB

Blockchain Step up risk assessments of cryptocurrencies, warns FSB

2m Jay Ashar
Cryptocurrencies are assets, not currencies: Mario Draghi

Blockchain Cryptocurrencies are assets, not currencies: Mario Draghi

2m Jay Ashar

Whitepapers & Resources

TIS Sanction Screening Survey Report

Payments TIS Sanction Screening Survey Report

1w
Sanction Screening: The risk for companies is real

Payments Sanction Screening: The risk for companies is real

2m
Enhancing your strategic position: Digitalization in Treasury

Payments Enhancing your strategic position: Digitalization in Treasury

2m
Are You Ready to Implement your GRC Solution?

Are You Ready to Implement your GRC Solution?

3m