Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey has joined the choir of central bankers who have criticized cryptocurrencies over the past week.
During his recent podcast appearance, Bailey predicted that Bitcoin wouldn’t end up becoming a widely accepted form of payment since it is not “practical.”
As reported by U.Today, the central banker has repeatedly stated that Bitcoin has no intrinsic value.
Bailey continues to stick to his guns, claiming that Bitcoin has value only because people want to own it. “People collect all sorts of things,” Bailey said.
Over the last week, several high-profile central bankers made some unflattering comments about crypto. As reported by U.Today, European Central Bank President Christine Largade concluded that crypto is worth absolutely nothing while bemoaning excessive speculation associated with the novel asset class.
Earlier today, Shaktikanta Das, the governor of the Reserve Bank of India, said that crypto has no underlying value, echoing Bailey’s comments.
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