Fact Check: Did Russia, China Roll Out 100% Gold-Backed Currency
Viral Message: Russia and China have outlined plans to create a 100 percent gold-backed currency system to replace the US dollar as the world’s dominant currency.
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The Central Bank of Russia has been steadily amassing vast gold reserves since 2015 – accumulating 1,828.56 tons by the end of 2017 – making it the fifth largest gold reserve in the world.
Goldtelegraph.com reports: Russia has been aggressively increasing its gold reserves for a reason. It has seen the US dollar dominate as a global currency and is working with China to end the US/Western currency supremacy.
Their strategy appears to be working. Russia and China are in the midst of rumors of introducing gold-backed futures to circumvent the U.S dollar.
The US dollar has had no gold-backing since 1933, nor has the US increased its gold reserves for a decade. See chart below.
Viral Message Verification:- The news about “Russia And China Roll Out 100% Gold-Backed Currency.”, Is a fake news created from the famous satire website yournewswire.com. archive link is here, it was published on March 25, 2018.
The article starts with a headline of Russia And China Roll Out 100% Gold-Backed Currency, but coming down to article it states that Russia and China have outlined plans to create a 100 percent gold-backed currency system to replace the US dollar as the world’s dominant currency. Clearly there is a huge difference of Rollout and outlined plans. There is no mention of the new currency.
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