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Nobody Shills Bitcoin Quite Like The International Monetary Fund...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) may have accidentally delivered its biggest advertisement for Bitcoin yet as it argues for negative interest rates. Bitcoin Proponents Thank...

Esther Kim | Apr 22, 2019 | 14:00
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3 Countries Tell IMF They Want To Issue Bitcoin Bonds

The governments of at least three countries have formally acknowledged their interest in issuing a sovereign Bitcoin bond to raise capital. Afghanistan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan And Bitcoin...

Esther Kim | Apr 17, 2019 | 10:00
Crypto Assets May One Day Reduce Demand for Central Bank Money
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IMF Poll: Cryptocurrency Payments Will Be Mainstream By 2024

An ongoing poll by the IMF shows that more people believe that cryptocurrency will be the most popular payment means for lunch by 2024. More People Prefer Crypto As at press time, more...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Apr 11, 2019 | 14:00
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IMF Proposes to ‘Fork Off’ Cash From E-Money

Interest rates in many countries around the world are still languishing at near-zero levels since the last financial crash. Which doesn’t leave much space to move in the event...

Emilio Janus | Feb 12, 2019 | 19:00
IMF's Christine Lagarde Sees Cryptocurrencies Potential For 'Dollarization 2.0'
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Davos: IMF’s Lagarde Says Fintech Will Shake The System

International Monetary Fund Head, Christine Lagarde, told the World Economic Forum in Davos, “fintech is going to shake the system.” She also urged against relying on...

Emilio Janus | Jan 25, 2019 | 18:00
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The Federal Reserve Could Launch a ‘FedCoin’- But...

It seems as if the Federal Reserve really understands the core values of Bitcoin and that launching a national cryptocurrency is pointless. Director of the IMF Christine Lagarde spoke...

Christina Comben | Dec 28, 2018 | 15:00
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IMF’s Lagarde Says It’s Time to Consider State-Issued...

Head of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde, said that central banks should consider issuing state-backed digital currency. The IMF head gave her advice during a speech...

Emilio Janus | Nov 14, 2018 | 09:00
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Crucial Vote Pushes Marshall Islands Closer to a National...

The president of the Marshall Islands survived a no-confidence vote after senators derided her plan to launch a national cryptocurrency. The nation is moving forward with the endeavor...

Kevin O’Brien | Nov 13, 2018 | 04:00
Venezuela's Central Bank Unveils App To Help Citizens Convert New Crypto-Pegged ‘Sovereign Bolivar’
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Argentina, Venezuela, and Egypt Post Record P2P Bitcoin Trading...

During October 2018, Bitcoin trading volumes on the peer-to-peer (P2P) platform LocalBitcoins reached peak levels in Argentina, Venezuela, and Egypt. Elsewhere, places like Croatia and...

Osato Avan-Nomayo | Oct 16, 2018 | 03:00
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IMF: Crypto Growth ‘Could Create Vulnerabilities’ In...

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) briefly cautioned on the impact of cryptocurrency as part of a new report on global finances. Report Highlights ‘Sources Of Risk’ The...

Wilma Woo | Oct 09, 2018 | 11:00
Crypto Assets May One Day Reduce Demand for Central Bank Money
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IMF: Crypto Assets Could ‘Reduce Demand’ For Central Bank...

In light of the global financial crisis of 2008, the invention of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has caused many to reassess the value of centralized banking institutions. Dong...

Toju Omet | Jun 05, 2018 | 08:00
IMF's Christine Lagarde Sees Cryptocurrencies Potential For 'Dollarization 2.0'
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IMF’s Lagarde: Bitcoin ‘Could Have a Significant Impact...

In an official International Monetary Fund Blog post yesterday, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde showered positive sentiment on the cryptocurrency market, though also cautioned...

Adam James | Apr 17, 2018 | 12:30

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