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The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, has said regulators should use blockchain technology to curb the “peril that comes along with the promise” of cryptocurrencies. “The same innovations that power crypto-assets can also help us regulate them. To put it another way, we can fight fire with fire,” Lagarde wrote in an …

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) chief Christine Lagarde told CNNMoney yesterday, Feb.11, that regulation of cryptocurrencies is “inevitable” and necessary on an international level. When asked during an interview with CNNMoney emerging markets editor John Defterios, about the increasing popularity of crypto markets possibly being caused by a “starvation for high returns in the global markets,” …

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Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has stated that international regulatory action on cryptocurrencies is “inevitable.” Lagarde, who is the managing director of the international organization that aims to foster global financial stability, said that the IMF’s concerns over cryptocurrencies stem largely from their potential use in illicit financial activities. In an interview …

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Calls for cryptocurrency regulation were a resounding theme at the World Economic Forum in Davos last week.The world’s most prominent financial institutions remain wary of going all in on cryptocurrencies, amid fears of future regulation leading the market to tank. Governments around the world have signaled their ongoing or imminent intent to legislate and regulate …

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World leaders have struck a cautionary tone on cryptocurrencies in statements made during the World Economic Forum (WEF) event in Davos, Switzerland. From the Prime Minister of the U.K. to the Treasury Secretary of the U.S., the event has seen a number of notable figures make remarks on both cryptocurrencies like bitcoin as well as …

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