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I wanted to contact you in relation to a story I am currently working on, provisionally titled ‘International regulation of cryptocurrencies’. To strengthen the article, I would like to include some expert commentary on the subject and I thought you might be able to help.
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As Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has stated, the international regulation of transactions with cryptocurrency is inevitable, and the International Monetary Fund is actively trying to prevent digital tokens from being used to launder money or fund criminal activities. How are jurisdictions responding to the rise of bitcoin et al? How can countries better coordinate their responses?
1) Can you provide an overview of the extent to which laws and regulations are needed in the cryptocurrencies market? How would you characterise the level of transparency surrounding the market’s inner workings?
2) What are the major difficulties facing regulators in attempting to regulate the cryptocurrency market? In your opinion, what form of regulation should the market be subjected to?
3) How extensive is the use of cryptocurrencies in the realm of money laundering? To what extent may regulation of the cryptocurrencies market assist in the international fight against money laundering?
4) What advice would you give to legislators in terms of constructing a regulatory framework that is rigid enough to manage the risks posed by cryptocurrencies but does not simultaneously straightjacket innovation?
5) With a large number of cryptocurrencies already in existence and many well-established, going forward, how do you foresee the regulation of a market that is complex, volatile and unpredictable?
Please note: if there is a particular aspect of this story not covered by the above questions and you would like to address it, please feel free to do so.
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