Crypto Regulation in the G20: An Assessment of Policy Responses by Anndy Lian

Crypto Regulation in the G20: An Assessment of Policy Responses by Anndy Lian

The global crypto community will be keenly awaiting the outcome of the upcoming G20 summit in Bengaluru, where discussions on the future of virtual or digital assets are expected to take place.

At the G20 summit, various countries and their regulatory bodies will come together to discuss the need for a collaborative approach towards building a regulatory framework for digital assets. The summit is likely to cover various aspects of the crypto market, such as security, taxation, and investor protection, among others. The outcome of these discussions will be of great importance for the global crypto community as it may set the tone for how different countries will regulate digital assets in the future.

The phrase “fate of the virtual assets” in the statement refers to the regulatory status and legal recognition of digital assets like cryptocurrencies, which remain a gray area in many countries. The lack of clear regulations has led to various challenges for investors and businesses operating in the crypto market. Therefore, the discussions at the G20 summit will be critical in shaping the future of the industry, and the global crypto community will be keenly following the developments.

Anndy Lian added: “The ideal approach to regulating cryptocurrencies should balance standard principles with the flexibility to tailor regulations to individual country circumstances. The proposal for uniform crypto regulation among G20 countries may delay regulation in individual countries like India. Instead, a localized approach can provide advantages such as a more flexible and agile regulatory framework, the ability to respond quickly to market changes and industry needs, and regulations tailored to the local context and priorities. This approach can be especially important in a diverse country like India with significant regional variations in industry needs and challenges.”

In conclusion, while the Union Budget may have offered very little for crypto investors in India, the upcoming G20 summit in Bengaluru is a significant event that could set the tone for the future of the crypto industry. The global crypto community will be paying close attention to the discussions and decisions made at the summit, as they will have far-reaching implications for the industry.


Anndy Lian is an early blockchain adopter and experienced serial entrepreneur who is known for his work in the government sector. He is a best selling book author- “NFT: From Zero to Hero” and “Blockchain Revolution 2030”.

Currently, he is appointed as the Chief Digital Advisor at Mongolia Productivity Organization, championing national digitization. Prior to his current appointments, he was the Chairman of BigONE Exchange, a global top 30 ranked crypto spot exchange and was also the Advisory Board Member for Hyundai DAC, the blockchain arm of South Korea’s largest car manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group. Lian played a pivotal role as the Blockchain Advisor for Asian Productivity Organisation (APO), an intergovernmental organization committed to improving productivity in the Asia-Pacific region.

An avid supporter of incubating start-ups, Anndy has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses. He also believes that the blockchain industry has to be “redecentralised”.

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