A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Why the IMF wants to rein in the wild, wild west of digital currencies

  • Over 100 central bank digital currencies are being planned as stablecoins and cryptocurrencies surge in popularity. Yet the only law prevailing is that of the jungle

A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
A person walks past an advertisement for cryptocurrency exchange Gemini in New York on January 18, 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley

Anthony Rowley is a veteran journalist specialising in Asian economic and financial affairs. He was formerly Business Editor and International Finance Editor of the Hong Kong-based Far Eastern Economic Review and worked earlier on The Times newspaper in London