ECB Calls for Global Crypto Regulation

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According to Fabio Panetta, member of the ECB Board, cryptocurrencies are a global phenomenon, so a coordinated effort is needed to regulate them.

He has noted speaking at Columbia University that the potential collapse of the crypto industry poses a serious risk to financial stability.

He believes that the capitalization of digital currencies is about 1% of the global value of financial assets. According to him, this figure has already surpassed the size of the US subprime mortgage market, when it was worth $1.3 trillion and triggered a global crisis.

Panetta has said that both markets demonstrate “strikingly similar dynamics.” For this reason, regulators should respond, because cryptocurrencies by their nature are “not backed or managed by a credible operator.”

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