Australian senator drafts bill aimed at stablecoin, digital yuan regulation

Senator Andrew Bragg on Monday released a draft bill aimed at regulating crypto exchanges, stablecoins, and the digital yuan.

Australian Liberal Senator Andrew Bragg has released a new draft bill aimed at clamping down on digital asset exchanges, stablecoins, and China’s central bank digital currency, the e-Yuan.

In a statement on Sept. 18, Senator Bragg stated that “Australia must keep pace with the global race for regulation on digital assets” as “it is essential that the parliament drives law reform” on the matter.

The new draft bill, titled Digital Assets (Market Regulation) Bill 2022, calls for the introduction of licenses for digital asset exchanges, digital asset custody services, stablecoin issuers, as well as disclosure requirements for facilitators of the e-Yuan in Australia.

Australia must keep pace in the digital assets race: a bill to protect consumers, promote investment & protect our interests.

Media statement: https://t.co/VxFnAKnh1v
New Bill: https://t.co/rtMj2t9Ng2

— Senator Andrew Bragg (@ajamesbragg) September 18, 2022

Speaking to Cointelegraph, Senator Bragg said Australia has “quite a risk exposure, as an economy, and that’s one of the reasons why we need to have a serious program for managing disruption, managing risks, that emanate from the development of a CBDC.”

Senator Bragg said the objective of this particular act is to provide “an effective regulatory framework” as well as to provide “for the reporting of information by certain banks that facilitate the use or availability of digital Yuan in Australia” and to provide “additional duties” for governing bodies in relation to this act and the “regulation of activities relating to digital assets and digital Yuan.”

Senator Bragg said that this isn’t “an accusatory position to take” it’s simply just being “prepared and gathering information” which he thinks is entirely “reasonable.”

The Liberal senator also added that Australia wouldn’t benefit from having a CBDC as “privacy issues cannot be managed,” however it is important that the Australian government “put something on the table” to manage other CBDCs being introduced, as the Governor of The Reserve Bank of Australia has “spoken before saying there needs to be regulation on stablecoins.”

The draft bill consultation is open until Oct. 31, 2022 and welcomes “community feedback.”

Andrew Bragg, a pro-crypto Australian politician, has been an outspoken advocate for cryptocurrency since he was elected senator in 2019. Senator Bragg has been pushing for a clear regulatory framework for digital assets and crypto companies since 2021, in an effort to prevent local startups from moving overseas.

Senator Bragg noted that he “chaired the committee” for digital assets with “no fixed view at the time” and “conducted an inquiry into these matters” as well as informing himself “about the risks and opportunities.”

Related: Chinese municipal bank issues first-ever digital yuan loan using intellectual property as collateral

Meanwhile, the Australian Labor government is said to be working on “crypto asset reforms” to “improve the way Australia’s regulatory system manages crypto assets.”

Last month, the treasury stated it will “prioritize token mapping work in 2022, which will help identify how crypto assets and related services should be regulated.”

Related Posts

Binance Has Launched ETHW Mining Pool: Here’s What You Should Know

Binance has announced a new mining pool for ETHW as part of its support for the network. Analysts view the creation of the mining pool as a strong…

Decentralized Data Storage Networks: Top 7 Alternatives To Consider In 2022

Blockchain technology is already changing how things work around the world, with applications such as smart contracts, decentralized finance (DeFi), and blockchain-powered social networks gaining traction by…

‘Trading Like a Lehman Moment’ — Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank Suffer From Distressed Valuations as the Banks’ Credit Default Insurance Nears 2008 Levels

It’s been more than a decade since the financial crisis in 2007-2008 when Lehman Brothers, the fourth largest investment bank in the U.S., collapsed and filed bankruptcy….

These Crypto Executives Have Stepped Down Since the Market Crash in May

Change is in the air as the crypto space continues to see top executives step down from their roles amid the market crisis that stemmed from the…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: Sideways Action Continues, Breakout Could Lead Huge Move

Bitcoin has yet to make a decisive move in any direction as the primary cryptocurrency continues to wrestle with the $18K support level. A bearish breakout below…

Aequinox Token Sale Session Now Available on P2PB2B Exchange

On the P2PB2B exchange, the Aequinox token sale session has already begun. Until October 8, you can purchase the tokens and sign up for the project’s community….

Generated by Feedzy