Category: Agustin Carstens

Bitcoin Hater Agustin Carstens U-Turns to ‘Support’ Digital Currencies

 Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief Agustin Carstens has been a vocal opponent of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, making his feelings known in no uncertain terms on many occasions. But the general manager of the BIS – popularly known...

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

After issuing comments and reports heavily critical of cryptocurrencies over the last few years, Agustin Carstens, chief of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), has acknowledged that central banks will likely soon need to issue their own digital currencies. Speaking...

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

The general manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has again warned that caution is needed when considering central bank digital currencies. In a speech at the Central Bank of Ireland on Friday, Agustin Carstens said that central banks...

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