An economist with the Bank of International Settlements has found that cryptocurrencies are not sought as an alternative to fiat currencies or regulated finance, therefore a “technology-neutral regulation to this asset class” is recommended. The economist discussed “embedded supervision,” adding that “The main aim is low-cost supervision of decentralized markets.” BIS Economist Suggests Regulatory Approach […]
The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) says that it is now clear that cryptocurrencies are not money but speculative assets, emphasizing that in many cases they are used “to facilitate money laundering, ransomware attacks, and other financial crimes.” BIS Criticizes Cryptocurrencies, Bitcoin The Bank of International Settlements published its annual economic report Wednesday, discussing cryptocurrencies, […]
An official at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and former member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB), Benoit Coeure, insists that bitcoin has not passed the test of being a means of payment. He calls El Salvador’s move to make the cryptocurrency legal tender “an interesting experiment.” BIS Official Doubts […]
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