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Crypto News From Japan: Jan. 13-17 in Review

This week’s news from Japan included additional comments against crypto trading from China, Binance’s potential involvement in Japan, positivity from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), more crypto exits from European Union (EU) regions, and stablecoin positivity from France. Check out some of this week’s crypto and blockchain headlines, originally reported by Cointelegraph Japan. China reaffirms …

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Though ‘Intriguing,’ Crypto Won’t Dethrone Dollar, Says IMF Economist

Digital currencies have gained prominence over the last few years, although such options will not budge the U.S. dollar from its seat of prominence, according to chief economist International Monetary Fund (IMF) Gita Gopinath. “Improvements in payment technology may have lowered the cost of switching from cash to digital payments, but there is little evidence …

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Digital Currencies Won’t Replace US Dollar Any Time Soon: IMF Chief Economist

The chief economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said digital currencies are not about to challenge the U.S. dollar’s pivotal role in global trade. In an op-ed for the Financial Times on Tuesday, Gita Gopinath, who took over as the IMF’s chief economist in January 2019, wrote that although cryptocurrencies represented “intriguing possibilities,” …

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IMF Helping Philippines Become Important Crypto Market

</header> <strong>The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is providing the Philippines with technical assistance regarding crypto assets. The IMF believes the country may become an important crypto market and has provided the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas with suggestions for the country’s crypto regulation, including quarterly data collection from approved crypto exchanges.</strong> Also read: Regs Roundup – …

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The Country With Europe’s Highest Interest Rate Has Cut It 5 Times This Year

</header> <strong>Around half of European countries, over 20, now have 0% interest rates and a few are already in negative territory. Ukraine, which has the highest benchmark interest rate on the continent, has just reduced it again, for the fifth time this year. The race between central banks to cut rates, when there is inflation, …

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Lagarde Sees Demand for Stablecoins, Plans to Put ECB ‘Ahead of the Curve’

</header> <strong>At her first press conference as head of the European Central Bank (ECB), Christine Lagarde outlined her plans to lead the ECB “ahead of the curve” in the field of digital currency. “There is clearly a demand out there that we have to respond to,” she said, referring to stablecoins.</strong> Also read: Regulatory Roundup …

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ECB President: ’We Should Be Happier to Have a Job Than to Have Our Savings Protected’

</header> <strong>Newly installed European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde made controversial remarks in a recent statement prior to assuming her new role. The former IMF Managing Director implored: “isn’t it true that ultimately we have done the right thing to act in favour of jobs and of growth rather than the protection of savers?” Regarding …

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Indian Finance Minister Answers Crypto Questions at IMF Meeting

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>At an IMF and World Bank meeting, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman talked about cryptocurrency and stablecoins when asked about Facebook’s Libra digital currency project. RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das also addressed the subject at the conference.</strong> Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case to November, New Date Confirmed Finance Minister Talks …

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IMF Has Another Trick Up Its Sleeve When Fiat Fails – Its Own Coin SDR

</header> <strong>Virtually everybody knows what a dollar is, but not as many know about the SDR. The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Special Drawing Rights is an international, monetary reserve system created specifically to address limitations of gold and standard fiat currencies such as the USD. In short, should these fail, central banks and their governments …

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Central Banks Worldwide Testing Their Own Digital Currencies

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Central banks worldwide are examining the possibility of issuing a central bank digital currency (CBDC), with some already testing theirs for different uses. Countries that have advanced their digital currency projects include China, Singapore, Canada, the Bahamas, Thailand, Uruguay, and Sweden. India has also included the digital rupee in the country’s draft …

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