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IMF Chief Envisages Large-Scale Shift Towards Cryptocurrencies

IMF chief Christine Lagarde has dedicated her latest two blog posts on the official IMF website to cryptocurrencies. In her latest post, she outlines multiple benefits of crypto and envisages a large-scale shift away from government-issued currencies towards cryptocurrencies.

2 Blog Posts Dedicated to Crypto

The managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, dedicated a blog post on the IMF website to the benefits of cryptocurrencies on Tuesday. This positive post follows her other post last month which she outlined the drawbacks from her viewpoint. Citing that she previously “looked at the dark side of crypto-assets, including their potential use for money laundering and the financing of terrorism,” Lagarde proceeded to say:

Here, I want to examine the promise they [cryptocurrencies] offer. A judicious look at crypto-assets should lead us to neither crypto-condemnation nor crypto-euphoria.

he acknowledged the many cryptocurrencies in circulation and said, “it seems inevitable that many will not survive the process of creative destruction.” According to Coinmarketcap, there are currently 1,568 cryptocurrencies.

“The crypto-assets that survive could have a significant impact on how we save, invest and pay our bills,” the IMF chief believes. “That is why policymakers should keep an open mind and work toward ­­an even-handed regulatory framework that minimizes risks while allowing the creative process to bear fruit.”

Lagarde Explores Benefits of Crypto

Crypto-assets enable fast and inexpensive financial transactions, while offering some of the convenience of cash.

https://news.bitcoin.com/imf-chief-large-scale-shift-away-from-government-fiat-towards-crypto/

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April 18, 2018, 03:59:59 AM
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I am glad to read something about cryptocurrency which presented the necessary balance views on the many things surrounding this industry and the potentials it possesses. And this is coming from a heavyweight like IMF Chief Lagarde. Maybe it is time for many people who are doubting on cryptocurrency to change their mindset and not just concentrate on the dark use of cryptocurrency as any currency can really be used for illegal purposes. Using the persuasion of Lagarde, the future really belongs to cryptocurrency, the blockchain technology and we are now starting to a big shift.


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