The cryptocurrency market has come a long way since 2010 when Bitcoin first entered the mainstream financial ecosystem. Since then the world of virtual assets has made progress across multiple sectors while also garnering its fair share of critics and detractors.
Germany has taken the next step in cryptocurrency adoption with German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz assuring the country that crypto reforms and regulations will be sped up as soon as possible. The minister’s statements come at a time when the country was laying down plans to revive the dwindling economy.
The COVID-19 resultant lockdowns have affected several medium and small scale businesses with many on the verge of shutting shop. According to Olaf Scholz, the German government was seriously considering the European Commission’s proposals to regulate cryptocurrencies as well as its foundation-blockchain technology. Mr. Scholz stated:
“These are important proposals to make Europe’s financial sector really strong. My goal is to move the discussions forward quickly. With the package we can promote innovations in the financial sector so that Europe sets standards worldwide. In order to get out of the crisis with full power, small and medium-sized companies in particular need good access to capital market financing.”
Germany will also be considering the EC plans to expand the pertinent bloc’sd capital markets. This is expected to act as a stimulus for the German economy and help millions of citizens stuck in limbo. Germany is currently the presiding member of the European bloc and will lead a discussion about the reform packages during an October 6 finance meetings meeting. The coronavirus pandemic has wiped out financial progress made over the past decades and governments were on the throes of major changes.
Countries in Europe were currently working together with other nations across the globe, who were also in the same boat. Germany was one of the few regions which recognized that uplifting every strata of society were imperative to overall economic growth. Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology are set to play important roles in helping the economy, with faster and seamless transactions on the cards. Reports have shown that decentralized technologies were the way forward with traditional banks also going the same route.