Bitcoin (BTC) Criticized by Three Leading US Economists

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Bitcoin (BTC) Criticized by Three Leading US Economists

Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:27 pm

Nobel-Winner Joseph Stiglitz, ‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini and former IMF chief economist Kenneth Rogoff all spoke negatively about the future of Bitcoin (BTC) in one day.

Three of the most popular US economists have expressed gloomy predictions about Bitcoin’s (BTC) destiny in an interview with the UK magazine FN on Monday. Joseph Stiglitz, Nouriel Roubini, and Kenneth Rogoff saw different reasons for their belief that BTC has a negative future.

Stiglitz, a Nobel-prize winner for economic studies and currently a professor at Columbia University, said that the leading cryptocurrency by market capitalization would fail after governments start combating money laundering and tax avoidance practices made with the use of Bitcoin.

“You cannot have a means of payment that is based on secrecy when you’re trying to create a transparent banking system,” Stiglitz, told the FN. “If you open up a hole like bitcoin, then all the nefarious activity will go through that hole, and no government can allow that.”

The relatively small BTC market is the reason why states still have not begun a campaign against BTC, but when its capitalization becomes significant, governments will “use the hammer,” according to Stiglitz, who served as a Chief Economist at the World Bank during 1997-2000.



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