‘Bitcoin Question’ Should Be At G20: French Finance MinisterDecember 19, 2017 12:16 am
France’s finance minister has issued a call for public debate on Bitcoin at next year’s G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, Cointelegraph reported Monday.
Bruno Le Maire, speaking on the French news channel LCI and quoted by Reuters said Bitcoin should form a topic for the international government forum, specifically in regard to regulation.
“I am going to propose to the next G20 president, Argentina, that at the G20 summit in April we have a discussion all together on the question of Bitcoin,” Bruno Le Maire
“There is evidently a risk of speculation,” Le Maire continued. “We need to consider and examine this and see how… with all the other G20 members we can regulate Bitcoin.”
Bitcoin has surged this year and has been attracting more and more attention not only in mainstream media but from governmental authorities throughout the world, the report said.
However, individual governments around the world are taking different approaches to cryptocurrency – and Blockchain technology more broadly, Cointelegraph reported.
Some of the countries already regulating cryptocurrency include the US and Japan. So far, only a few countries have instituted a full crypto ban, including Morocco and Bolivia. South Korea may follow suit.
– WN.com, Jack Durschlag