Bitcoin could be overseen by UK’s financial regulator

Treasury presses for FCA to regulate cryptocurrencies to protect consumersThe UK government has said it stands ready to empower Britain’s financial regulator to oversee all cryptocurrency assets, after a warning from MPs that bitcoin and other cryptocu…

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IMF says governments could set up their own cryptocurrencies

Christine Lagarde praises rebel technology as ‘safe, cheap, and potentially semi-anonymous’Governments should consider offering their own cryptocurrencies to prevent the systems becoming havens for fraudsters and money launderers, Christine Lagarde, he…

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Blockchain isn’t about democracy and decentralisation – it’s about greed | Nouriel Roubini

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin result in the concentration of wealth, not greater equalityWith the value of bitcoin having fallen by about 70% since its peak late last year, the mother of all bubbles has now gone bust. More generally, cryptocurrencie…

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