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Central Bank Digital Currencies Take Center Stage at IMF Spring Meetings

CBDCs Take on Major Importance at IMF Spring MeetingsCentral bank digital currencies (CBDCs) featured prominently when global financial leaders met for this year’s World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund (IMF) joint Spring Meetings in the United States. Faced with emerging disruptive technologies like Bitcoin, their discussions also focused on how money and payments are taking on new forms throughout the world. There […]

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IMF and World Bank Launch Educational Blockchain Token

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched an internal crypto token to fill a "knowledge gap" around blockchain tech.

IMF and World Bank Launch Quasi-Cryptocurrency in Exploration of Blockchain Tech

The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have launched a private blockchain and a quasi-cryptocurrency to learn more about the technology

Circle CEO: Crypto Industry Is About Fundamental Redesign of Functioning of Civic Society

Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire has claimed that the crypto and blockchain industry is not just about digital payments, but a fundamental new basis for building solutions

IMF Chief Lagarde: Distributed Ledger Technologies Are Shaking the System

IMF managing director Christine Lagarde has said that blockchain innovators are shaking the traditional financial world and having a clear impact on incumbent players

Christine Lagarde Pits Circle Against JPMorgan in IMF Debate

Decentralized systems are coming for the banks, argued Circle CEO Jeremy Allaire, in a panel Wednesday at the International Monetary Fund.

IMF Recommends Immediate Action on Malta’s AML and CFT Supervision

The IMF called for “urgent action” to address shortcomings in Malta’s AML and CFT regulation

South Korea’s Central Bank Says CBDCs Will Disrupt Financial Stability

South Korea’s central bank has warned that adopting a state-backed cryptocurrency as an official form of legal tender would threaten the country’s financial stability. In a report, the Bank of Korea (BoK) said such a currency, also known as a central bank digital currency (CBDC), could result in a spike in interest rates and a […]

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Malta’s Regulatory Framework Attracts Crypto Players, but Int'l Watchdogs and Local Opposition Are Skeptical

After introducing crypto regulation, Malta attracted foreign blockchain companies — but also drew criticism from both global watchdogs and local opposition

Back to Basics: What Is Money?

Our current economic system can be compared to a merry-go-round that has us consuming, trapped in debt and spending as quickly as we earn. What is fiat currency? Why do we use it and who controls it? And how does it compare to gold and bitcoin? It is worth going back to basics, to better understand […]

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