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French Central Banker Calls for Urgent Crypto Regulation: “We Don’t Have Much Time Left”

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Tue, 29/06/2021 - 18:49
French Central Banker Calls for Urgent Crypto Regulation: “We Don’t Have Much Time Left”
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Governor of the Bank of France Francois Villeroy de Galhau has called for urgently introducing a regulatory framework around cryptocurrencies, BFM Business reports.

Otherwise, Europe’s monetary sovereignty would be at risk of erosion, according to the central banker:

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I must stress here the urgency: we do not have much time left, one or two years.  

Villeroy encouraged the EU to speed up its plans to issue a digital euro:       

On both digital currency and payments, we in Europe must be ready to move as quickly as needed or risk an erosion of our monetary sovereignty — something we cannot tolerate.

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He also took note of the increasingly important role that digital currencies play in financial markets.

As reported by U.Today, Fabio Panetta, a member of the Executive Board, claimed that a digital euro would protect the EU's monetary system from other cryptocurrencies.    

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