ECB blog: Bitcoin is on the 'road to irrelevance'

James Baxter-Derrington
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Bitcoin is on the "road to irrelevance" and the financial industry must be cognisant of the long-term reputational risk of promoting investments in the cryptocurrency, according to a blog post published by the European Central Bank. Written by the ECB's Ulrich Bindseil, director general of market infrastructure and payments, and Jürgen Schaaf, advisor, market infrastructure and payments, the article argued that bitcoin was neither a payment system nor an investment, and its recently stabilised price was an "artificially induced last gasp". Three quarters of wealth managers planning to...

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