“Cryptocurrency is not a currency. Point “, – the president of the European Central Bank took a tough stance
European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde in an interview with Bloomberg called cryptocurrencies speculative assets and bluntly stated that they are not real currency.
Billionaire David Rubenstein, referring to Christine Lagarde, asked if the cryptocurrencies, which continue to gain popularity, have a positive impact on the global economy, or if it is too early to talk about this topic.
Cryptocurrency is not a currency. Point. Cryptocurrencies are highly speculative assets that claim to be currency but are not. This is not currency.
The President of the European Central Bank added that it is necessary to distinguish between cryptocurrencies as well as so-called stablecoins. This is the name for cryptocurrencies that are tied to stocks of conventional currencies, gold or oil. Stablecoin exchange rates are subject to less fluctuations than other cryptocurrencies.
Christine Lagarde noted that while stablecoins should be regulated by the relevant supervisory authorities.