| Agustín Carstens |
(central banker, economist)
9 June 1958|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Alma mater||Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology, University of Chicago|
Agustín Carstens became BIS General Manager on December 1st, 2017.
As BIS head, Carstens stated in 2018 that Bitcoin was "a bubble, a Ponzi scheme and an environmental disaster" and indicated that there would be a crackdown on the currency. He was mocked by adovcates of cryptocurrencies "for merely representing the interests of national fiat currency monopolies in quashing potential competitors" and his report contained numerous factual errors.