Christine Lagarde, the European Central Bank president in his recent talk at Reuters Next conference has deemed Bitcoin as a speculative asset that plays with investors’ psychology. Lagarde’s comments came during his talks about the role of sovereign digital currencies issued by national banks. She noted that a digital Euro is quite a possibility in the coming 5 years.
During his interaction with the media, someone asked about the evolving status of Bitcoin as a lucrative investment option, to which he responded,
I think she answered her own question as to why there will be people who would still prefer Bitcoin over central bank digital currencies. Is it mostly/purely speculative? Sure, one can say that it is. But it is an interesting experiment on human/investor psychology.
Bitcoin Would Need More Regulations
The ECB president believe despite so much hype around the digital asset regulation is the only way forward, she inside that clear regulation would lead to higher adoption. She noted,
“And there has to be regulations and this has to be applied and agreed upon,” at a global level, said Lagarde. “If there is an escape, that escape will be used. So I think […] global cooperation and multilateral action is absolutely needed, whether it is initiated by the G-7, moved into the G-20, and then enlarged […] And the FATF is clearly an organization that has expanded in that respect.”
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