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NY Fed nominee faults bitcoin for lacking elasticity and central bank sponsorship

By cpowell
Created 2018-04-21 12:57

But isn't that the point of cryptocurrency -- and gold?

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Likely New York Fed President Says Bitcoin 'Doesn't Pass the Basic Test' for a Currency

By Jeff Cox
CNBC, New York
Friday, April 20, 2018

The central banker expected to be the next head of the New York Fed doesn't think much of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

"Cryptocurrency doesn't pass the basic test of what a currency should be," John Williams, currently the head of the San Francisco Fed but the nominee for the top slot in New York, said during a speech today.

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A currency should be "basically something with a store of value," he said, adding that currencies need to be "elastic" to be able to support varying economic and financial conditions. ...

"The idea of the supply of currency and thinking about currency really belongs more in the sphere of government and central banks," he said.

... For the remainder of the report:

https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/20/fed-official-john-williams-doesnt-see-mu... [3]

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