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‘If a government bans drugs, it should also ban crypto’ — Belgium’s former finance minister

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Johan Van Overtveldt, a member of the European Parliament and the former Minister of Finance of Belgium, has called for a “strict ban” on crypto as a result of the current banking crisis.In a March 17 tweet, Overtveldt suggested lawmakers should consider banning cryptocurrencies as a “lesson” from the collapses of Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank and Silvergate Bank in the United States, referring to digital assets as “speculative poison.” Members of the European Parliament have been discussing the impact of the failure of these banks on markets in its jurisdiction.“If a government bans drugs, it should also ban cryptos,” said Overtveldt.

Nog een les te trekken uit de huidige bankcommotie. Leg een strikt verbod op cryptocurrencies op. Speculatief gif en geen enkele economische- of sociale toegevoegde waarde.

Als een overheid drugs verbiedt, moet ze ook crypto’s verbieden.A finance minister of Belgium from 2014 to 2018, Overtveldt became a European Parliament member in 2019 and part of its Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs.

In October 2022, the committee approved the Markets in Crypto-Assets, or MiCA, framework, expected to go into effect starting in 2024. Related: The limitations of the EU’s new cryptocurrency regulations As the impact of the banking crisis unfolds, many U.S.

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