The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is headquartered in Washington D.C., consisting of 190 countries that aim to foster global monetary cooperation. The IMF was formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference. The IMF works to foster global growth and economic stability by providing policy advice to its members and working with developing nations to achieve macroeconomic stability to reduce poverty.
IMF Prioritizes Regulation over Ban on Crypto
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) supports regulating digital money and prioritizes differentiating between central bank digital currencies and crypto assets, such as stablecoins. The IMF's Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, clarified that the nuclear option to ban cryptocurrencies remains on the table, but the agency would prefer to pursue good regulations, predictability, and consumer protection.
IMF Urges Countries to Consider Banning Cryptocurrencies
US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen underlined the need for effective cryptocurrency regulation.
As crypto grows across Africa, IMF asks for greater regulation
IMF wants to regulate Africa's crypto marketplaces. Cryptocurrency is a booming market. 25% of sub-Saharan African nations have explicitly regulated crypto, while 2/3 have prohibitions.
Nearly 100 Countries are Developing their CBDC by July - IMF
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, as of July 2022, nearly 100 central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are in the research or development stage around the world.
Correlation Between Performance of Equity Markets and Crypto Assets in Asia Increased: the IMF
The International Monetary Fund said that the returns and volatility correlations between Bitcoin and Asian equity markets have increased significantly since 2020, before the pandemic.
IMF Chief Warns of Terra Crash, Calls it as Pyramid Scheme
In response to the recent crash of the LUNA collapse, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva questioned the risk of stablecoins, calling it a ‘Pyramid’ scheme.
IMF Warns Countries against Adopting Cryptocurrency as Money
The global regulator has renewed its warning against the use of Bitcoin as legal tender.
IMF Calls for Global Govts to Keep a Check on Crypto
The International Monetary Fund has advised international decision-makers to keep a check on crypto, following deepening concerns highlighted by the war in Ukraine, The Block reported.
The IMF Urges El Salvador to Abandon Bitcoin as Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is concerned about the risks of El Salvador's issuance of bitcoin-backed bonds, urging El Salvador to terminate bitcoin as legal tender as soon as possible.
Crypto Price Shows Stronger Interconnectedness with Stock Market amid COVID-19: IMF
As a change of tune, the IMF alludes to the fact that crypto-assets like Bitcoin (BTC) have transformed from an obscure asset class to an integral part of the digital asset revolution.