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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is headquartered in Washington D.C., consisting of 190 countries that aim to foster global monetary cooperation. The IMF was formed in 1944 at the Bretton Woods Conference. The IMF works to foster global growth and economic stability by providing policy advice to its members and working with developing nations to achieve macroeconomic stability to reduce poverty.

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Nearly 100 Countries are Developing their CBDC by July - IMF
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) report, as of July 2022, nearly 100 central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are in the research or development stage around the world.

Correlation Between Performance of Equity Markets and Crypto Assets in Asia Increased: the IMF
The International Monetary Fund said that the returns and volatility correlations between Bitcoin and Asian equity markets have increased significantly since 2020, before the pandemic.

IMF Chief Warns of Terra Crash, Calls it as Pyramid Scheme
In response to the recent crash of the LUNA collapse, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva questioned the risk of stablecoins, calling it a ‘Pyramid’ scheme.

IMF Warns Countries against Adopting Cryptocurrency as Money
The global regulator has renewed its warning against the use of Bitcoin as legal tender.

IMF Calls for Global Govts to Keep a Check on Crypto
The International Monetary Fund has advised international decision-makers to keep a check on crypto, following deepening concerns highlighted by the war in Ukraine, The Block reported.

The IMF Urges El Salvador to Abandon Bitcoin as Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is concerned about the risks of El Salvador's issuance of bitcoin-backed bonds, urging El Salvador to terminate bitcoin as legal tender as soon as possible.

Crypto Price Shows Stronger Interconnectedness with Stock Market amid COVID-19: IMF
As a change of tune, the IMF alludes to the fact that crypto-assets like Bitcoin (BTC) have transformed from an obscure asset class to an integral part of the digital asset revolution.

Mexican Central Bank Reveals CBDC Distribution in 2024
Banco de México, the Central Bank of Mexico has revealed that its projected CBDC will be up for public distribution by 2024.

IMF Warns of Economic Instability in El Salvador Owing to Broad BTC Adoption
The International Monetary Fund has expressed its scepticism about the role of Bitcoin in helping El Salvador to maintain financial stability.

IMF Boss Says Europe Can Avoid Debt Trap, Difficult to Believe in Crypto as Money
IMF Chief Kristalina Georgieva said that Europe could reverse getting into a debt crisis. She further warned about the risks associated with cryptocurrencies.

Digital Currency Growth Brings "Opportunities and Challenges": IMF
A recent report by the IMF says the current evolution in the crypto ecosystem presents both opportunities and challenges for the broader financial ecosystem

Ex-IMF Top Economist Shortlisted to Lead Roxe's CBDC Pursuit
Former IMF economist Andreas Jobst will lead Roxe's CBDC Solutions built to leverage the Bitcoin hashrate.

IMF to Play a Crucial Role in Monitoring Digital Money Evolution
The IMF is set to play a crucial role in monitoring the advancement of digital currencies.

IMF Concerns El Salvador Bitcoin Adoption as Legal Tender
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) expressed their concerns over the recent adoption of legalising Bitcoin (BTC) as a legal tender in El Salvador.

IMF Believes Central Banks Need Strong Legal Frameworks for CBDCs to Work
The issuance of CBDCs by apex global banks has become a hot topic in the crypto space, and the IMF has delved into it with some precautionary measures.

Philippines Central Bank To Research Further Before Launching its CBDC
Philippines Central Bank governor Benjamin Diokno has recommended further research with respect to the proposed Digital Peso, central bank digital currency.

Fed Reserve Chair Says Central Bank Needs to Issue Digital Currency Right not First
Jerome Powell, the Federal Reserve chairman, discussed digital currencies and cross-border payments on an IMF panel, revealing the United States' approach to CBDC.

Two Major Events Will Influence the Bitcoin Price in the Next 24 Hours
Bitcoin and cryptocurrency traders face a moment of pause as they await two major events that will either send the BTC price soaring or cause a major bearish correction.

Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon Joins IMF Panel on Cross-Border Payments
Stellar CEO Denelle Dixon is slated to take part in the IMF's annual meeting today, to discuss the private-sector’s role in addressing the limitations of cross-border payments.

Federal Reserve Chairman Powell to Address IMF on Digital Currencies Next Week
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell will be speaking to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) next week as part of a panel on cross-border digital payments.

European Central Bank President: Coronavirus Has Accelerated Digital Currency Adoption
COVID-19 has led to an acceleration in digital payments adoption and technological innovation, as seen by the spending pattern of European citizens.

IMF Educational Cryptocurrency Video Receives Backlash from Bitcoin and Crypto Experts
A video posted by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on its social platform has generated a lot of criticism from the cryptocurrency community.

Central Banks Could Monopolize Commercial Banking Sector via CBDC, Says Federal Reserve
A new working paper from the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia indicates that the development of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) may create a fundamental shift in the way banks operate.

Private Firms Can Boost Innovation of Central Bank Digital Currency, says IMF
A synthetic Central bank digital currency (CBDC) could create new pathways for innovation according to a senior member of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Will Bitcoin Survive? IMF Predicts Worst Economy Since "Great Depression" in Aftermath of COVID-19 Global Lockdown
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has released its quarterly World Economic Outlook for 2020 which paints a bleak picture on how the disruptive economic effects of the COVID-19 virus global quarantine measures, dubbed the ‘Great Lockdown’, will continue to cripple the markets long after the pandemic ends.

IMF Official Talks Benefits and Shortcomings of CBDCs, Proposes a Hybrid Solution
Tao Zhang, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), acknowledges the tremendous promise that CBDCs hold and challenges lying ahead.

IMF Chief Economist Says Crypto Won’t Threaten Dollar Dominance Although Global Reserves Decline
The Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Gita Gopinath, expressed in an opinion piece in the Financial Times that digital currencies would not displace the US Dollar as the currency that dominates the global trade and finance.

IMF Releases New Blog on the Adoption of Stablecoins
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently released a blog, “Digital Currencies: The Rise of Stablecoins” outlining the adoption of new digital payment methods.

Cryptocurrencies Should be Given Room to Grow, Asserts IMF Chief
Christine Lagarde, the IMF Chief has asked financial players, such as central banks, to be open-minded when it comes to innovations, such as cryptocurrencies, as they should be given space to grow.

Brazil Central Bank Moves to Follow IMF Crypto Classification Guidelines
The Central Bank of Brazil has adopted the classification of cryptocurrencies being sold or purchased under the International Monetary Fund (IMF) guidelines.