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Christine Lagarde Picked as E.C.B.’s New President, Crypto Community Supports
July 3rd, 2019

Christine Lagarde was nominated to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the ECB. These are the great news for the crypto community because she is the one who pushed for central banks to consider the notion of issuing digital assets.

IMF and World Bank Rolled Out Quasi ‘Learning Coin’
April 15th, 2019

IMF joins the World Bank to launch their own quasi-cryptocurrency. Despite Learning Coin does not hold any monetary value, it’s expected to facilitate a better understanding of the technologies underlying crypto assets.

‘In Crypto We Trust,’ Says Circle’s Jeremy Allaire at IMF Spring Meeting
April 11th, 2019

Organized by IMF, “Money and Payments in the Digital Age” discussion included representatives from central banks and tech startups. Panelists shared their thoughts about how the economy is being reshaped by cryptos and other digital techs.

XRP Seems to Be the Top Candidate For the Bull Run in 2019, and Here’s Why
December 18th, 2018

XRP has been pretty much asleep for a very long time and as we are approaching the end of 2018, the much-needed news about Ripple’s partnerships with major financial institutions have started erupting in the crypto-space.

G20 Leaders Arrive At a Common Consensus of Having International Crypto Tax
December 3rd, 2018

The G20 countries will work towards establishing international taxation for cross-border payments as well as handling issues with money-laundering.

IMF Head Christine Lagarde Calls For Central Banks Digital Currencies
November 15th, 2018

IMF’s Managing Director called for central banks digital currencies, stating that they could provide financial inclusion, security, and consumer protection, which can not be offered by the private sector.

IMF Official: Central Banks Must Keep Up with Digital and Decentralized Service Economy
June 1st, 2018

Dong He, deputy director of the IMF’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, published an article where he suggested that crypto assets may reduce demand for central bank money and proposed central banks create their own digitized assets.

‘Fight Fire with Fire’: IMF’s Christine Lagarde Calls for Blockchain-Powered Crypto Regulation
March 14th, 2018

Lagarde said that the same blockchain technology which underpins cryptocurrencies can be used to regulate cryptocurrencies and also track whether they are being used for any illicit activities.