Member of the Executive Committee of the European Central Bank (ECB) Benoit Keru considers bitcoins to be a “devil’s spawn the financial crisis,” said Bloomberg.
On 15 November in a speech at the Bank for international settlements (BIS) in Basel Noy has made a number of statements about cryptocurrency. Earlier, the head of BIS Agustin Carstens also criticized the cryptocurrencies, calling them “symbiosis bubble, pyramid schemes and environmental disaster.”
“Bitcoin is an incredibly smart idea. Unfortunately, not all clever ideas are good”, — said the official.
The economist noted that Satoshi Nakamoto mined the first block of bitcoin after a couple of months after the bankruptcy of investment Bank Lehman Brothers in September 2008.
“Few people remember that Satoshi [Nakamoto] is placed with the Genesis block article from The Times about balatah for British banks. Anyway, bitcoin — an offspring of the financial crisis”, — said Keru.
His position differs from the opinion of the head of the International monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde. Recall that on 12 November in Singapore she called for Central banks around the world to look at digital currencies, as they will make the transfers more transparent.