, 2022-11-28 23:43:30,
Israel’s chief economist has laid out a list of recommendations as to how policymakers should tackle digital asset laws in the country in order to safely drive up crypto adoption.
In a 109-page report submitted to the Minister of Finance on Nov. 28, Shira Greenberg, Chief Economist at the Ministry of Finance, called for a more comprehensive regulatory framework that would bring trading platforms and crypto issuers in line and would expand the powers given to its financial regulators.
Greenberg recommended Israel should improve investor certainty and protection by imposing stricter licensing requirements on trading platforms and issuers of cryptocurrencies, as well as ensuring funds originating from digital assets are more safely managed.
She also recommended the Supervisor of Financial Service Providers have broader powers to oversee licensing rules and develop a more comprehensive taxation framework for the buying and selling of digital assets.
Expanded powers for the Israel Securities Authority were also recommended by Greenberg, who stated the powers were needed in order to ascertain whether a digital asset falls within the scope of Israeli securities laws and to monitor the activity of payment service providers in the crypto space.
In regards to legislation, Greenberg made mention of the need to implement specific licensing and supervision rules for stablecoin issuers, along with a proposed establishment of an inter-ministerial committee to examine and…
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