Kyrgyzstan's central bank developing draft law for cryptocurrency industry

Kyrgyzstan's central bank developing draft law for cryptocurrency industry


The central bank for the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan is working on a draft law to regulate the cryptocurrency industry in the country.

According to an announcement on Nov. 13, the National Bank of the Kyrgyz Republic is developing a draft law that would regulate cryptocurrency exchanges in consultation with industry stakeholders.

The bank stated that the draft law would regulate the sale and purchase of cryptocurrencies with the aim of tackling fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes and financial crimes, as well as safeguarding consumer and investor rights.

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Among the expected benefits of the forthcoming regulations, the bank notes the improved development of digital financial products, favorable conditions for the business community and even the possible introduction of a formal tax regime for digital assets.

However, the bank also expects crypto legislation to come with its own share of obstacles, stating that the cross-border nature of many private cryptocurrencies will make the law difficult to enforce without the proper infrastructure

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