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Terra's Collapse Makes G7 Officials Discuss New Crypto Regulation This Week

Tue, 05/17/2022 - 16:20
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Head of French Central Bank shared with Reuters some details of the upcoming G7 meeting agenda
Terra's Collapse Makes G7 Officials Discuss New Crypto Regulation This Week
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Francois Villeroy de Galhau told Reuters about upcoming debates on cryptocurrency regulation in G7 countries. Recent dramatic events highighted the lethal importance of regulation in Web3.

G7 meeting to discuss regulation in crypto

According to a Reuters article, the head of the French central bank unveiled that crypto regulation will be in focus at the upcoming G7 meeting in Germany.

Mr. Villeroy de Galhau highlighted that this subject was added to the agenda amid the unmatched turbulence in crypto markets caused by the UST/LUNA drama last week:

What happened in the recent past is a wake-up call for the urgent need for global regulation.

This statement was made by Mr. Villeroy de Galhau today, May 17, 2022, during the ongoing global emerging markets conference in Paris.

BREAKING: G7 Finance Ministers Support Regulating Cryptocurrencies

As covered by U.Today previously, the G7 financial chiefs started discussing cryptocurrency regulation regularly since Q4, 2020. Largely, they debated the prospects of CBDCs and stablecoins.

UST drama might result in new restrictions

Last week, UST pools in Anchor Protocol (ANC) because unbalanced, which caused the UST de-pegping and the collapse of Terra (LUNA). It resulted in multi-billion-dollar liquidations and market carnage.

As U.Today reported, the U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stressed that this drama amplified the urgent need for a new regulatory framework on crypto and stablecoins.

Janet Yellen Says UST's Collapse Illustrates Risks to Financial Stability

At the same time, Rep. Tom Emmer slammed attempts to accelerate regulation adoption.

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