According to a recent news from a local news source,’Finance Feeds,’ Lord Taylor of Warwick is reported to have been asked “Her Majesty’s Govt. what assessment they made out of the report that the worth of digital currencies within the U.S. is falling, and of the potential effects that such a decline might have on the United Kingdoms blockchain trade.”
The Minister of State at the Department for International Development ‘Lord Bates, ’, is claimed to have responded replying that the govt. is “monitoring developments” within the crypto markets, but it has been not able to make a proper assessment of any potential implications of recent changes within the worth of digital currencies.”
As a part of his response, Lord Bates is said to have drawn attention to the activities of the Cryptoassets Taskforce, that was launched in March by the Chancellor of the pecuniary resource.
The Taskforce includes HM Treasury, the Bank of England along with the Financial Conduct Authority ‘FCA’, and is charged with assessing the advantages and risks of crypto, also including the utilization of blockchain in new financial services. The cluster is additionally considering what, if any, regulation would be acceptable for the ecosystem and is reportedly set to publish a forthcoming report outlining its recommendations soon.
Finance Feeds additionaly notes that John Glen who is the Economic Secretary of HM Treasury, has recently declared that while the Bank of England isn’t holding formal discussions with the Chancellor regarding issuing a state-backed crypto currency, it’s nevertheless conducting analysis to grasp the new potential implications.
Glen has reportedly also stressed that the United Kingdom’s govt. currently has no plans to recognise digital currencies as medium of exchange nor to propose designating them as any financial asset.
Earlier this year, the FCA issued parameters for banks on the ways to handle the risks their purchasers could face, once managing crypto assets, insisting a extremely personalised approach tailored to variations across a spectrum of business relationships. The U.K, as Finance Feeds notes, doesn’t generally regulate crypto, aside from bound derivatives like crypto-based Contract For Differences ‘CFDs’.