International Monetary Fund

CBDCs Can Replace Cash in Island Economies, IMF Chief Says
CBDCs Can Replace Cash in Island Economies, IMF Chief Says
Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, said recently in a speech that central bank digital currencies (CBDC) can replace physical money, e...
CBDCs Can Replace Cash in Island Economies, IMF Chief Says

Banning Crypto May Not Be the Best Approach to Balancing Risk and Demand: IMF
Banning Crypto May Not Be the Best Approach to Balancing Risk and Demand: IMF
The International Monetary Fund said banning crypto may not be the best way of mitigating the associated risks, just months after suggesting that approach as an option, becaus...
Banning Crypto May Not Be the Best Approach to Balancing Risk and Demand: IMF

Central Banks Introduce CBDC, Stablecoin Standards With Amazon, Grab Running Trials
Central Banks Introduce CBDC, Stablecoin Standards With Amazon, Grab Running Trials
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has proposed standards for using digital money, including central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and tokenized bank deposits, on a d...
Central Banks Introduce CBDC, Stablecoin Standards With Amazon, Grab Running Trials

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The Most Intense Consensus Ever Seeks Everyone’s Voice
This year’s CoinDesk Consensus event, which will bring key policy and technical debates to the forefront, is especially important. While the withdrawal of a handful of previou...
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IMF Had Warned G-20 That Widespread Crypto Use Could Impact Banking Sector
IMF Had Warned G-20 That Widespread Crypto Use Could Impact Banking Sector
The International Monetary Fund's report on "Macrofinancial Implications of Crypto Assets," given to the G-20 in February during a meeting in India, was made public on Monday,...
IMF Had Warned G-20 That Widespread Crypto Use Could Impact Banking Sector

US Regulators Warn Banks About Crypto Liquidity Risks; IMF Board ‘Generally Agreed’ Crypto Shouldn’t Be Legal Tender
US Regulators Warn Banks About Crypto Liquidity Risks; IMF Board ‘Generally Agreed’ Crypto Shouldn’t Be Legal Tender
The Federal Reserve and other U.S. banking agencies are warning banks that crypto poses significant liquidity dangers. Separately, the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Exec...
US Regulators Warn Banks About Crypto Liquidity Risks; IMF Board ‘Generally Agreed’ Crypto Shouldn’t Be Legal Tender

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IMF Board 'Generally Agreed' Crypto Shouldn't Be Legal Tender
Outright crypto bans aren’t ideal but shouldn’t be ruled out, the International Monetary Fund leadership said.
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Crypto Outlook as IMF Warns 'the Worst Is Yet to Come'
Crypto Outlook as IMF Warns 'the Worst Is Yet to Come'
The International Monetary Fund cut its growth outlook for 2023, suggesting rising interest rate hikes could spark a global recession. Separately, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dim...
Crypto Outlook as IMF Warns 'the Worst Is Yet to Come'

El Salvador Loses Half of BTC Investment as Market Plummets, Official Defends Country’s Bitcoin Strategy
El Salvador Loses Half of BTC Investment as Market Plummets, Official Defends Country’s Bitcoin Strategy
El Salvador’s Finance Minister Alejandro Zelaya stated that bitcoin’s recent price plummet will only have an “extremely minimal” impact on the country’s economy. “The Hash” gr...
El Salvador Loses Half of BTC Investment as Market Plummets, Official Defends Country’s Bitcoin Strategy

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IMF Says Capital Control Powers Should Include Crypto
The financial stability watchdog is the latest to worry that digital assets are being used to evade sanctions on Russia.
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