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FSB Proposes Guidelines for Global Stablecoins: Safeguarding Investors and Promoting Transparency

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an international agency entrusted with overseeing the global financial system, has announced the release of a complete worldwide regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies.

This framework, which has been suggested to the G20 countries, intends to guarantee that the principles of “same activity, same risk, same regulation” are followed consistently.

The FSB issued a public notice, as well as two distinct guideline papers, on July 17, addressing both basic crypto rules and a special emphasis on “global stablecoins,” which refer to stablecoins having the potential for cross-jurisdictional usage.

To minimize conflicts of interest, crypto platforms must segregate their customers’ digital assets from their own finances and establish clear functional separation. Close cross-border collaboration and supervision measures are anticipated from regulators.

The FSB recognizes the necessity for regulators to avoid actions that might impede the identification of accountable organizations, such as decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols, while emphasizing the value of privacy. It suggests that authorities have access to relevant data in order to properly carry out their regulatory and supervisory tasks.

Concerning global stablecoins, the FSB emphasizes the importance of stablecoin issuers having identifiable and responsible legal entities or individuals forming a “governance body.” Additionally, issuers must maintain reserve assets in a 1:1 minimum proportion unless they adhere to adequate prudential requirements equivalent to those of commercial banks.

These proposals demonstrate the FSB’s commitment to creating a stable regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies. The group attempts to maintain uniformity and stability in the fast expanding crypto ecosystem by pushing the “same activity, same risk, same regulation” philosophy.

The publication of these principles is an important step toward developing an international framework to handle the specific problems presented by cryptocurrencies. However, more talks and cooperation among regulators, industry players, and stakeholders will be required to improve and successfully execute these proposals.

The Financial Stability Board’s comprehensive regulatory framework strives to improve governance, safeguard investors, and limit risks connected with cryptocurrencies and global stablecoins. This project strives to establish a safe and transparent environment for the burgeoning world of digital assets by accepting privacy concerns while promoting regulatory collaboration.


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