The International Monetary Fund (IMF) stated bitcoin should not be used as legal tender in El Salvador, saying its plans to acquire more BTC will require a “very careful analysis” of implications for its financial stability. It also questioned President Nayib Bukele’s announcement of a $1 billion bitcoin-backed bond.
A spokesperson for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said El Salvador’s plans to adopt bitcoin as legal tender raises “macroeconomic, financial, and legal issues.” The team for “The Hash” considers the potential impact of IMF’s signals of resistance and the influence IMF holds over developing countries.
The Basel Committee is asking banks to increase capital requirements for bitcoin exposure, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) is cautioning against bitcoin risks. U.S. lawmakers are also critical of bitcoin, with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren urging the government to confront crypto threats “head-on.”
The International Monetary Fund has mixed views about cryptocurrencies. Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli of IMF says the organization sees them as investment assets rather than an alternative to fiat money due to volatility.
Crypto exchanges in the Philippines are in the crosshairs of the International Monetary Fund. The IMF warns the country’s financial sector status could diminish if exchanges are left unchecked and potentially abused for financial crimes. That as China extends tests of its digital currency to its free trade zone, Hainan Province.