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Lagarde in favour of a crypto friendly European Central Bank?

Christine Lagarde has been appointed head of the European Central Bank (ECB), replacing Mario Draghi, and this could lead to a more crypto friendly environment.

Lagarde, in fact, has always declared herself in favour of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as also recalled on Twitter by the famous trader Alex Kruger.

Some time ago Lagarde had also suggested that central banks consider creating digital coins, stating:

“The advantage is clear. Your payment would be immediate, safe, cheap and potentially semi-anonymous. And central banks would retain a sure footing in payments”.

In addition, in December 2019, the now head of the European Central Bank spoke on bitcoin and regulation, explaining that public authorities should interact with the IMF and the banks to guide them on the use of these new technologies, given that these should be regulated.

However, in April 2019, Lagarde also declared a certain fear, explaining that central banks certainly do not want to lose their stability due to crypto.

“We don’t want innovation that would shake the system so much that we would lose the stability that is needed”.

Amelia Tomasicchio
Amelia Tomasicchiohttps://cryptonomist.ch
Esperta di digital marketing, Amelia inizia a lavorare nel settore fintech nel 2014 dopo aver scritto la sua tesi di laurea sulla tecnologia Bitcoin. Precedentemente è stata un'autrice di diversi magazine crypto all'estero e CMO di Eidoo. Oggi è co-founder e direttrice di Cryptonomist, oltre che Italian PR manager per l'exchange Bitget. E' stata nominata una delle 30 under 30 secondo Forbes. Oggi Amelia è anche insegnante di marketing presso Digital Coach e ha pubblicato un libro "NFT: la guida completa'" edito Mondadori. Inoltre è co-founder del progetto NFT chiamati The NFT Magazine, oltre ad aiutare artisti e aziende ad entrare nel settore. Come advisor, Amelia è anche coinvolta in progetti sul metaverso come The Nemesis e OVER.