Category: financial stability

Bank of Spain Governor Highlights Need for Fast Regulation in Defi and Crypto

Bank of Spain Governor Highlights Need for Fast Regulation in Defi and Crypto

Pablo Hernández de Cos, governor of the Bank of Spain and chair of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, explained that the cryptocurrency space and decentralized finance (defi) need to be regulated swiftly to avoid risks of financial instability. Hernandez de Cos also mentioned how this swift approach should bring the crypto financial system into […]

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South African Central Bank Governor: Regulators and Policymakers Must Be Involved in Shaping Potential Move to DLT Markets

South African Central Bank Governor: Regulators and Policymakers Must Be Involved in Shaping Potential Move to DLT Markets

The head of the South African central bank has insisted that regulators and policymakers should be involved in directing any potential move to markets that are based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). Pondering the Implications of Innovation The governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Lesetja Kganyago, has argued that central banks, regulators, and […]

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Namibian Central Bank Announces Plan to Launch CBDC

Namibian Central Bank Announces Plan to Launch CBDC

Johannes Gawaxab, the governor of the Bank of Namibia (BON), has said his organization is planning to launch a central bank digital currency (CBDC). The governor, however, warns the launch might have implications for financial stability. BON Researching CBDCs The BON governor, Johannes Gawaxab, recently confirmed that the central bank is now planning to launch […]

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Rwanda May Not Reach Decision on CBDC Issuance Until End of 2022 — Central Bank Official

Rwanda May Not Reach Decision on CBDC Issuance Until End of 2022 — Central Bank Official

The Rwandan central bank may not know whether it can issue a digital currency until December 2022, when it completes a study that looks at the benefits and risks that come with such a currency, the bank’s deputy governor has said. The Investigation Phase The deputy governor of the Rwandan central bank, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, recently […]

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IMF: Crypto Could Soon Pose Risks to Countries’ Financial Stability

IMF: Crypto Could Soon Pose Risks to Countries’ Financial Stability

Economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) say that “crypto assets are no longer on the fringe of the financial system.” In addition, they “could soon pose risks to financial stability especially in countries with widespread crypto adoption.” ‘Our Analysis Suggests Crypto Assets Are No Longer on the Fringe of the Financial System’ The International […]

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British Lawmakers Say a CBDC Is Likely to Hurt Financial Stability — Digital Pound Benefits Overstated

British Lawmakers Say a CBDC Is Likely to Hurt Financial Stability — Digital Pound Benefits Overstated

According to British lawmakers, a central bank digital currency (CBDC) is likely to raise the cost of borrowing while hurting financial stability. They insist the touted potential advantages of a digital pound are being overstated. Erosion of Privacy British lawmakers have said the use of a central bank digital currency when making regular payments could […]

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India’s Central Bank RBI Says Crypto Is Prone to Fraud and Poses Immediate Risks to Consumer Protection

India’s Central Bank RBI Says Crypto Is Prone to Fraud and Poses Immediate Risks to Consumer Protection

India’s central bank, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), has warned about multiple risks cryptocurrency poses to the country’s financial stability. “They are also prone to frauds and to extreme price volatility,” the apex bank claims, stressing that “cryptocurrencies pose immediate risks to customer protection and anti-money laundering (AML) / combating the financing of terrorism […]

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Turkey Reveals Scheme That Encourages the Conversion of Gold Deposits Into Lira Time Deposits

Turkey Reveals Scheme That Encourages the Conversion of Gold Deposits Into Lira Time Deposits

The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey recently revealed it made the decision to provide incentives to gold deposit and participation fund holders that request to convert these into lira time deposits, a statement from the central bank has said. Incentives Intended to Boost Financial Stability The Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey […]

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Fed Chair Jerome Powell Dismisses Cryptocurrencies as Financial Stability Concern but Warns They’re Risky

Fed Chair Jerome Powell Dismisses Cryptocurrencies as Financial Stability Concern but Warns They’re Risky

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says that he does not see cryptocurrencies as a financial stability concern. However, he noted that they are risky and “there’s big consumer issues for consumers who may or may not understand what they’re getting.” Fed Chair Powell Says Cryptos Are Risky but Currently Not a Financial Stability Concern Fed […]

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Bank of England Deputy Governor Warns Crypto Prices Could Fall to Zero

Bank of England Deputy Governor Warns Crypto Prices Could Fall to Zero

Bank of England’s deputy governor for financial stability, Sir Jon Cunliffe, has warned that the price of cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, could fall to zero. Noting that the crypto industry is “growing very fast,” he stressed: “We really need to roll our sleeves up and get on with it, so that by the time this becomes […]

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