The new crypto regulatory framework is expected to be fully functional in four years.
The G20, an international forum comprising the world's 20 largest economies, is advancing its plans to establish a universal regulatory structure for cryptocurrency assets.
According to announcements made during a recent two-day summit in New Delhi, the member nations aim for the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework to be functional by 2027.
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Initiating a plan of this magnitude involves key stakeholders from around the world, such as the United States, China, India, and the European Union, among others.
The collective statement from the G20 summit articulated their urgency:
We call for the swift implementation of the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework (CARF) and amendments to the CRS <Common Reporting Standard>. We ask the Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes to identify an appropriate and coordinated timeline to commence exchanges by relevant jurisdictions.
Issued by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in October 2022, the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework aims to give tax authorities a transparent view of cryptocurrency transactions and the entities conducting them.
On top of that, the OECD intends to mandate an annual exchange of data on crypto transactions between member countries. This will extend to transactions on unregulated exchanges and wallet providers, thus increasing oversight and reducing tax evasion opportunities.
The European Union has already set the stage by adapting its rules to align with the CARF guidelines. According to these modified regulations, any transfer of digital assets should come with the beneficiary's name, their digital ledger address, and account number, facilitating information sharing for tax purposes.
In addition to the Crypto-Asset Reporting Framework, the G20 countries have also endorsed guidelines set by the Financial Stability Board. Published this past July, these recommendations hold stablecoins to standards similar to those applied to commercial banks. They also call on regulatory bodies to prevent any activities hindering the identification of participants involved in crypto transactions.
The endorsement by G20 nations of a global crypto regulatory framework indicates a significant step towards legitimizing and regulating the burgeoning crypto economy. With a target implementation date set for 2027, this initiative, supported by countries that represent a majority of the world’s population, is poised to be a landmark in the evolving narrative of cryptocurrency regulation.