The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched an internal crypto token to fill a "knowledge gap" around blockchain tech.
Decentralized systems are coming for the banks, argued Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, in a panel Wednesday at the International Monetary Fund.
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, encouraged the exploration of central bank digital currencies in a speech on Wednesday.
The IMF says the Republic of the Marshall Islands should reconsider introducing a cryptocurrency as a second legal tender over perceived risks.
An IMF official believes central banks need to offer "better" fiat currencies in order to fend off potential competition from cryptocurrencies.
IMF head Christine Lagarde has argued that regulators could use blockchain technology itself to regulate cryptocurrencies
Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has stated that international regulatory action on cryptocurrencies is "inevitable."
The IMF has voiced concerns over the risks involved with cryptocurrencies and has called for global talks and cooperation.
Multilateral organizations have more in common with the crypto community than you might think, Michael J. Casey argues.
Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF, has warned that central banks and financial services need to pay closer attention to cryptocurrencies.