Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that it’s reasonable to expect other countries to gradually look for alternatives to the US dollar as the geopolitical world stage evolves.
Speaking during The Annual Testimony of the Secretary of the Treasury on the State of the International Financial System meeting, Yellen says that US sanctions may push other countries to diversify from the dollar – though she says it won’t be easy for them.
Answering Texas Representative Vicente Gonzalez Jr. who said that US sanctions may be causing a “paranoia” in other countries, Yellen conceded it was true that the government’s foreign policy was forcing other nations to form contingency plans for doing business.
“It is true that when we impose sanctions, countries that are afraid that can be the subject of those sanctions, are motivated to look for other tools other than the dollar to engage in transactions. So that’s something we have to accept. It is much more difficult to find other tools to make payments in other currencies when we work jointly with partners…
Quick Check: BTC
But I would say there is virtually no meaningful workaround for most countries for using the dollar as a reserve currency.”
Yellen notes that countries around the world have already started diversifying the currencies they hold beyond just the dollar, but she says it’s something to be expected in a “growing world.”
“There’s been some increase in holdings in other reserve assets, but that’s something to be expected in a growing world, an economy where countries desire to diversify… We should expect over time, a gradually increased share of other assets in reserve holdings of countries. It’s a natural desire to diversify, but the dollar is far and away the dominant reserve asset.”
We hope you appreciated this article. Before you move on, I was hoping you would consider taking the step of supporting CryptoCaster’s journalism.
From Elon Musk, Larry Fink(BlackRock) to Jamie Dimon(JP Morgan Chase) a number of billionaire owners have a powerful hold on so much of the hidden agendas’ which eludes the public concerning the paradigm shift juxtaposed by cryptocurrency and web3 emerging technologies. CryptoCaster is different. We have no billionaire owner or shareholders to consider. Our journalistic efforts are produced to serve the public interest in crypto development and institutional disruptions – not profit motives.
And we avoid the trap that befalls much U.S. and global media – the tendency, born of a desire to please all sides, to engage in false equivalence in the name of neutrality and retail consumer protection. While fairness and transparency dictates everything we do, we know there is a right and a wrong position in the fight against fiat global banking interest and monetary reconstruction precipitated by the emerging crypto ecology.
When we report on issues like the FTX, Binance and Ripple crisis, we’re not afraid to name who or what is uncovered. And as a crypto sentinel, we’re able to provide a fresh, outsider perspective on the global monetary disruption – one so often missing from the insular American and European media bubble.
Around the world, readers can access the CryptoCaster’s paywall-free journalism because of our unique reader-supported model. That’s because of people like you. Our readers keep us independent, beholden to no outside influence and accessible to everyone – whether they can afford to pay for news and information, or not.
We thankyou for the on-going support our readers have bestowed monetarily. If you have not considered supporting CryptoCaster, if you can, please consider supporting us just once from $1 or more of Bitcoin (satoshi) or Eth, and better yet, support us every month with a little more. Scroll further down this page to obtain CryptoCaster’s wallet addresses.
Please Read Essential Disclaimer Information Here.
© 2022-2023 Crypto Caster provides information. CryptoCaster.world does not provide investment advice. Do your research before taking a market position on the purchase of cryptocurrency and other asset classes. Past performance of any asset is not indicative of future results. All rights reserved.
Contribute to CryptoCaster℠ Via Metamask or favorite wallet. Send Coin/Token to Addresses Provided Below.
BTC – bc1qgdnd752esyl4jv6nhz3ypuzwa6wav9wuzaeg9g
ETH – 0x7D8D76E60bFF59c5295Aa1b39D651f6735D6413D
MATIC – 0x7D8D76E60bFF59c5295Aa1b39D651f6735D6413D
LITECOIN – ltc1qxsgp5fykl0007hnwgl93zr9vngwd2jxwlddvqt