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Kyrgyzstan central bank plans to introduce licenses for crypto exchanges

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The Nationwide Financial institution of the Kyrgyz Republic, or NBKR, is reportedly planning to introduce a licensing regime for cryptocurrency exchanges in a transfer to guard native traders.

NBKR chairman Tolkunbek Abdygulov introduced that the nation’s central financial institution is planning to begin regulating trade operations involving cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin (BTC), native financial publication Tazabek reports Feb. 12.

Abdygulov stated that the regulatory initiative goals to safeguard crypto operations within the Kyrgyz Republic and supply investor protections related to people who are already in place for conventional finance:

“The NBKR’s goal is to create circumstances for purchasers, for residents of the Kyrgyz Republic. If you wish to purchase Bitcoin — you simply go to an trade workplace, pay cash and get these Bitcoins assured […] As we speak you promote soms, purchase {dollars} — if an trade workplace has a license from the NBKR, there isn’t any threat of shedding cash. There may be an goal to do the identical for cryptocurrencies.”

Regardless of the NBKR’s formidable plans to assist native folks safely spend money on crypto, the central financial institution remains to be warning the general public in regards to the excessive dangers of crypto investments. “If Bitcoin hit $50,000 yesterday, it might drop to $20,000 tomorrow. After which all of your invested cash might be burned,” Abdygulov cautioned.

 After introducing a draft crypto bill in November 2020, the Kyrgyz government presented two bills, “On the Processing of Cryptocurrencies” and “On Amendments to Legislative Acts within the Discipline of Digital Property,” to public dialogue in January 2021. Kyrgyz authorities count on to finalize the payments by the tip of 2021, Abdygulov stated.

Other than common legislative efforts round crypto, Kyrgyzstan additionally sought to regulate crypto mining activities within the nation. Nevertheless, no related regulation has been adopted up to now, in keeping with Abdygulov.