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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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Demonstrations As Senate Votes On IMF Agreement
Why Is the IMF So Afraid of Cryptocurrency?
The IMF is not a neutral aid organization, but the economic arm of a vast power structure. Crypto threatens that power.
Demonstrations As Senate Votes On IMF Agreement

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Crypto News Roundup for March 18, 2022
With bitcoin's post-Fed bounce stalling and a look at the costs of making crypto user-friendly, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back with the latest news roundup.
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Argentine Congress Approves IMF Debt Deal That Would Discourage Crypto Usage
The $45 billion loan was approved by the Senate on Thursday night, one week after the Chamber of Deputies passed it.
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Argentine Senate to Vote on IMF Agreement Discouraging Use of Cryptocurrencies
The letter of intent was signed by both parties on March 3 and already approved by the Chamber of Deputies.
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El Salvador President Nayib Bukele (CoinDesk archives)
Fitch Downgrades El Salvador to CCC Weeks Before Bitcoin Bond Issue
The firm cites concerns over the country's ability to service debt, its concentration of power in the presidency and adoption of bitcoin as legal tender.
El Salvador President Nayib Bukele (CoinDesk archives)

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IMF Chief Touts Advantages of CBDCs Over ‘Unbacked Crypto Assets’ and Stablecoins
Kristalina Georgieva said Wednesday that well-designed CBDCs “can potentially offer more resilience, more safety, greater availability and lower costs” than private cryptocurrencies.
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El Salvador's Battle With the IMF Is Bigger Than Bitcoin
The IMF is pushing El Salvador to drop BTC as legal tender.
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IMF Urges El Salvador to Discontinue Bitcoin’s Legal Tender Status
The global financial institution said BTC's use as legal tender poses risks to the country's financial stability, integrity and consumer protection.
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IMF Outlines Need for Global Approach to Crypto Regulation
The IMF called for a “comprehensive, consistent and coordinated” approach to harness the benefits of crypto’s underlying technology while mitigating its risks.
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