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BIS Chief: Central Banks May Issue Digital Currencies ‘Sooner Than We Think’

The chief of the Bank for International Settlements has acknowledged that central banks will likely soon need to issue their own digital currencies.

Central Banks See ‘No Value’ in Issuing Digital Currency: BIS Chief

BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the "huge operational consequences."

BIS Chief to Crypto Coders: 'Stop Trying to Create Money'

Agustín Carstens, general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, made strong comments again on cryptocurrency.

Economist Roubini: 'Crypto Crazies' Are 'Cyber Terrorists'

Noted economist Nouriel Roubini resumed his criticism of cryptocurrencies on Twitter Tuesday, calling the tech's enthusiasts "crypto-crazies."

BIS Chief Slams Bitcoin As Ponzi Scheme and Threat to Central Banks

The head of the Bank for International Settlements has blasted bitcoin as "a bubble," "a Ponzi scheme" and an "environmental disaster."