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




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 (NASDAQ:) 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.