Breaking News
Get Actionable Insights with InvestingPro+: Start 7 Day FREE Trial Register here
Investing Pro 0
Ad-Free Version. Upgrade your experience. Save up to 40% More details

Bank of Canada Official Calls for Faster Crypto Regulation

Cryptocurrency Jun 10, 2022 11:30AM ET
Saved. See Saved Items.
This article has already been saved in your Saved Items
Bank of Canada Official Calls for Faster Crypto Regulation

  • The executive of the issuing institute is concerned that the pace of regulatory efforts is not keeping up with the progress of businesses related to crypto assets in the country.
  • Also that the crisis of digital currencies ended up going out to the entire Canadian financial system.
  • Although she believes that digital assets should be regulated immediately, she considers that it is still a challenge to know what is the best way to do it.

The Bank of Canada expressed concerns about how quickly adoption of Bitcoin (BTC) and others is growing in the country and the slow pace of efforts to regulate the crypto industry.

According to the senior deputy governor of the issuing bank, Carolyn Rogers (NYSE:ROG) “this is an area that is still small but it's growing really rapidly. And it is largely unregulated," Reuters reported. She added that the Canadian monetary authorities do not want to wait until the trade and circulation of digital assets "gets a lot larger before we bring regulatory controls in place." The issuer is also concerned that a large part of Canadians are not fully aware of the risk involved in investing in cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. In such consideration that regulatory efforts must be on a par with the direction of growth of digital currencies.

According to the official, the problem increases as cryptocurrencies deepen their integration with the Canadian financial system. In her opinion, this raises the risk for the national financial system, especially in critical situations of digital assets such as the current one.

In a report released this week, the Bank of Canada noted that the value of the global digital currency market rose from $200 billion in early 2020 to $3 trillion last year.

On the Flipside

  • In one year (2020 to 2021) the number of Canadians with BTC savings doubled from 5% to 13%.
  • Two recent opinion surveys commissioned by KPMG in Canada showed growing consumer interest in buying cryptocurrencies and investing in crypto funds.

At the beginning of April, the Investment Executive website collected statements from Kareem Sadek, blockchain expert and partner of the auditing and legal services firm, about these findings.

“Retail investor interest in crypto assets started with early adopters years ago, and since then, we’ve seen a steady wave of institutional interest in the space – from pension funds and insurers to hedge funds and family offices.”

He pointed out that almost a third of the people surveyed said they had "a direct or indirect exposure to the asset class," Sadek added.

“They may not even understand that it is not a regulated area”

The executive of the Bank of Canada explains that “Like any asset that’s jumping around in price, people see an opportunity for quick gains.” And noted that the bank’s concern is the possibility that Canadians are not understanding the risks of cryptocurrencies. “They may not even understand that it’s not a regulated area.”

After the rise in interest rates by the US Federal Reserve and the other central banks of the world and the end of the financial stimulus policy, the appetite for high-risk assets in the market decreased .

This caused the recent crypto winter that left many investors and DeFi companies on the brink of ruin and led to the collapse of projects like Terra – Luna.

For Carolyn Rogers, the need to regulate the crypto industry is immediate. However, where there is still no clarity or agreement is on how this will be done.

"These are somewhat like banking assets, somewhat like capital markets. One of the challenges is to figure out how do they fit in the current regime, and if they don't fit, how do we adjust the regime so that they will fit," the executive said.

Continue reading on DailyCoin

Bank of Canada Official Calls for Faster Crypto Regulation

Related Articles

Add a Comment

Comment Guidelines

We encourage you to use comments to engage with other users, share your perspective and ask questions of authors and each other. However, in order to maintain the high level of discourse we’ve all come to value and expect, please keep the following criteria in mind:  

  •            Enrich the conversation, don’t trash it.

  •           Stay focused and on track. Only post material that’s relevant to the topic being discussed. 

  •           Be respectful. Even negative opinions can be framed positively and diplomatically. Avoid profanity, slander or personal attacks directed at an author or another user. Racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination will not be tolerated.

  • Use standard writing style. Include punctuation and upper and lower cases. Comments that are written in all caps and contain excessive use of symbols will be removed.
  • NOTE: Spam and/or promotional messages and comments containing links will be removed. Phone numbers, email addresses, links to personal or business websites, Skype/Telegram/WhatsApp etc. addresses (including links to groups) will also be removed; self-promotional material or business-related solicitations or PR (ie, contact me for signals/advice etc.), and/or any other comment that contains personal contact specifcs or advertising will be removed as well. In addition, any of the above-mentioned violations may result in suspension of your account.
  • Doxxing. We do not allow any sharing of private or personal contact or other information about any individual or organization. This will result in immediate suspension of the commentor and his or her account.
  • Don’t monopolize the conversation. We appreciate passion and conviction, but we also strongly believe in giving everyone a chance to air their point of view. Therefore, in addition to civil interaction, we expect commenters to offer their opinions succinctly and thoughtfully, but not so repeatedly that others are annoyed or offended. If we receive complaints about individuals who take over a thread or forum, we reserve the right to ban them from the site, without recourse.
  • Only English comments will be allowed.

Perpetrators of spam or abuse will be deleted from the site and prohibited from future registration at’s discretion.

Write your thoughts here
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
Post also to:
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Thanks for your comment. Please note that all comments are pending until approved by our moderators. It may therefore take some time before it appears on our website.
Are you sure you want to delete this chart?
Replace the attached chart with a new chart ?
Your ability to comment is currently suspended due to negative user reports. Your status will be reviewed by our moderators.
Please wait a minute before you try to comment again.
Add Chart to Comment
Confirm Block

Are you sure you want to block %USER_NAME%?

By doing so, you and %USER_NAME% will not be able to see any of each other's's posts.

%USER_NAME% was successfully added to your Block List

Since you’ve just unblocked this person, you must wait 48 hours before renewing the block.

Report this comment

I feel that this comment is:

Comment flagged

Thank You!

Your report has been sent to our moderators for review
Continue with Google
Sign up with Email