Category: european central bank

An ECB Board Member Attacks Bitcoin, Says It ‘Does Not Fulfill the Basic Properties of Money’

Isabel Schnabel, a board member with the European Central Bank (ECB), has attacked bitcoin claiming the crypto asset “does not fulfill the basic properties of money.” She also describes bitcoin as a “speculative asset without any recognizable fundamental value and is subject to massive price swings.” Schnabel also surmises that trust in “cryptocurrencies might rapidly […]

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Amid Inflation Crisis, Turkey Plans to Issue Its CBDC Digital Lira In Two Years

Amid highly rising inflation and with the Turkish Lira losing value against the USD, the country is now looking for a digital alternative to its national currency. Drawing a leaf from China’s CBDC move, Turkey is all set to launch its Digital Lira in the next two years. On Wednesday, local news agency Sabah published […]

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ECB’s Lagarde: ‘Very unlikely’ that central banks will hold Bitcoin in near future

European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde doesn’t think central banks will hold bitcoin anytime soon. During a conference call with The Economist, European Central Bank president Christine Lagarde said: “It’s very unlikely — I would say it’s out of the question” that central banks make such a move, according to a report by Business Insider.  […]

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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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ECB: Digital euro survey participants cite privacy, security as key elements

ECB: Digital euro survey participants cite privacy, security as key elements

The European Central Bank said that its public consultation on a proposed digital euro generated more than 8,000 responses.  The online consultation began on October 12 and concluded on Tuesday, according to a statement published today. Full analyses of the findings will be published in spring, prior to when the ECB Governing Council will decide […]

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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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IMF Cautions Central Banks May Have to Rethink What Constitutes Reserves

IMF Cautions Central Banks May Have to Rethink What Constitutes Reserves

The IMF warns that central banks may have to rethink what constitutes their reserve currency holdings. In a recent study, the global lender points to the changing geopolitical landscape, technological advances and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as events likely to influence the composition of reserves. Advances in Financial Technologies In addition to the […]

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As Citizens Suffer Central Banks Flush Trading Houses With Trillions, Ease Corporate Strains

As Citizens Suffer Central Banks Flush Trading Houses With Trillions, Ease Corporate Strains

Central banks across the world have been increasing stimulus and letting inflation run high in order to combat the disastrous economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak response. The Bank of Japan has recently become the country’s largest stockholder and the European Central Bank is prepared to expand its colossal stimulus program. Meanwhile, Federal Reserve Chair […]

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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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