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ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

ECB Chief Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Bitcoin Regulation — Says BTC Conducts ‘Funny Business’

The president of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde, has called for the global regulation of bitcoin. She said that bitcoin is a highly speculative asset and has “conducted some funny business.” Emphasizing the need for countries to work together to regulate bitcoin, she suggested that the crypto regulation could be “initiated by the […]

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Bitcoin is ‘highly speculative’ and needs to be regulated, says ECB’s Lagarde 

Bitcoin is ‘highly speculative’ and needs to be regulated, says ECB’s Lagarde 

European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde has said that bitcoin is “highly speculative” and needs to be regulated. Speaking at the Reuters Next conference on Wednesday, Lagarde said bitcoin has conducted “some funny business and some interesting and totally reprehensible money laundering activity.” “And there has to be regulations and this has to be applied […]

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ECB President Christine Lagarde Pushes The Use of Digital Euro to Complement Cash

Christine Lagarde, the current president of the European Central Bank (ECB), has once again spoken in favor of the Digital Euro. In her recent interview with the L’ENA hors les murs magazine, Lagarde speaks about the future of money and why digitization is the way ahead. As we enter the digital age, the nature of […]

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Christine Lagarde: ‘The European Central Bank Cannot Go Bankrupt or Run Out of Money’

Christine Lagarde: ‘The European Central Bank Cannot Go Bankrupt or Run Out of Money’

In remarks that highlight flaws of the fiat currency system, the European Central Bank (ECB) president, Christine Lagarde, says the institution cannot go bankrupt even if it incurs losses running into trillions. According to Lagarde, normal bankruptcy rules do not apply to the ECB primarily because it is the sole issuer of euro-denominated central bank […]

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Bitcoin’s Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Reserves

Bitcoin’s Market Cap Is More Valuable Than the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights Reserves

At its current price per unit, the decentralized cryptocurrency Bitcoin’s market valuation has surpassed the overall value of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights market (SDR $281 billion). Since the massive global market rout on March 12, bitcoin has risen over 323% since the crypto asset’s $3,600 low in 2020. The price of […]

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ECB President Invites Public Views on Potential Digital Euro

The President of the European Central Bank [ECB] Christine Lagarde requested public views and opinions on a potential central bank digital currency [CBDC] for the eurozone. Describing 2020 as a “difficult year”, Lagarde stated that despite the extraordinary events of the coronavirus crisis, Europe was moving towards a new model for dealing with crises. Her […]

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