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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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ECB board member: Events like natural disasters could spur use of a digital euro

ECB board member: Events like natural disasters could spur use of a digital euro

Fabio Panetta, member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank, gave a keynote address at the ECB conference discussing pan-European payments and the digital euro. The purpose of Panetta’s address on October 22 was to address transformations in the European digital payment landscape. “The European market is registering significant progress due to the […]

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