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Chilean Digital Peso Would Need to Work Offline, Central Bank Governor Says
Design principles are due out later this week, though no final decision has been taken on the digital peso.
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The IMF and California Chart Different Courses on Crypto
Between them, they show the range of policymaker and institutional engagement in the space.
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The Bahamas’ ‘Sand Dollar’ Needs Improved Cybersecurity, IMF Says
The CBDC represents just a tiny fraction of the available currency in the Caribbean nation, the international organization noted.
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Don’t Blame Crypto for Corruption
An IMF study suggesting crypto is facilitating corruption is off target.
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IMF Financial Stability Report Highlights Crypto
The report suggests capital controls be extended to digital assets.
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IMF Says Capital Control Powers Should Include Crypto
The financial stability watchdog is the latest to worry that digital assets are being used to evade sanctions on Russia.
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Georgia Central Bank Plans to Introduce New Crypto Rules: Report
The eastern European nation will follow international guidance as it sets out an anti-money laundering and licensing regime.
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Russia Sanctions Could Spur Use of Crypto: IMF's Gopinath
Gita Gopinath, the first deputy managing director at the IMF, says the Ukraine conflict could promote the wider use of crypto.
The IMF's Gopinath sees greater use of crypto resulting from sanctions imposed on Russia. (Bumble Dee/Shutterstock)

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Crypto News Roundup for March 22, 2022
With cryptocurrencies ignoring a hawkish tone from Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell and a look at why the IMF is afraid of crypto, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.
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Why the IMF Is Pressuring Argentina to Discourage Crypto
El Salvador’s “Volcano Bond” approaches as the IMF makes Argentina agree to discourage crypto.
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