Nirmala Sitharaman says that a Common Digital Currency is needed by India’s G20 presidency

Nirmala Sitharaman verdicts on Common Digital Currency

As the industry is dealing with several collapses, India is doubling its efforts at achieving its global digital asset framework via the G20 presidency. At a discussion at Peterson Institute For International Economics, the country’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman reiterated the government’s position. She has also confirmed that developments are in the advanced stages. An interest in spearheading a concerted digital asset regulatory framework for G20 Nations is announced by India. In November 2022 this happened when India assumed the role of president.

Nirmala Sitharamans Global Approach for Digital Currency

Sitharaman said, under the G20 India presidency cryptocurrencies are a very important part of the discussion. It has given numerous shocked prospectus on Cryptocurrencies. In order to deal with this matter they seek a common framework for all countries. Sitharaman also said that several governments of different countries can’t regulate cryptocurrencies on their own, as Cryptocurrencies are borderless. The minister also marked that bad actors are not been able to profit from regulatory arbitrage. It is also not been in profit to provide blueprints to member countries in policing assets.

Meeting Overviews of G20 and Governors

Attendees in February agreed on ideas for draft regulations at the first G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors (FMCBG). On a joint report to support the G 20’S push notification from a common framework to mitigate the digital currency risks International Monetary Funds(IMF) and the Bank Of International Settlements (BIS) will be working. Sitharaman also stated that India would be addressing low-income nations like Sri Lanka and Ghana. To tackle challenges and prevent contagion to middle-income countries FMCBG, World Bank, and IMF have been holding round table discussions. 

Sitharaman also stated that, in order to address debt distress in middle-income and low-income countries in G20 there is an opportunity for India to bring all countries together. In 3 to 5 years time, Multilateral institutions are coming for debt-laden countries. 

India’s Perspectives on Digital Currency         

Global digital currencies are being given a steering push instantly. In the coming months, the ecosystem could be in difficulties as per experts. On asset class, India has given a tough stance. India’s tax policy has been given as the toughest among any other country. Any kind of ban on digital currency is not been banned by India. The government appears as a tough stance on digital currency in spite of following blockchain technology respectively. It is targeting up to 50% of adoption. 


Disclaimer: Crypto products and NFTs are highly risky and unregulated. Any loss from such a transaction has no regulatory recourse. Cryptocurrency is subjected to market risk and cannot be considered legal tender. One should seek expert advice before investing in crypto or performing any form of activities with Cryptocurrency respectively.

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