Bitcoin price analysis: BTC/USD trading above $9200 handle; investment banker predicts 90 …

While crypto experts, like Peter Tiel or Winklevoss brothers, continue to publish positive Bitcoin forecasts no matter what, investment bankers stick to pessimistic views. Investment bank GP Bullhound analysts predict a major crash that will shake the whole industry and wipe out 90% of the total market …
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“Private Digital Money” Better than State-Issued, Swiss Central Banker Says (news.bitcoin.com)

Private digital currencies are better than any state-issued version, admitted a high-ranking representative of the Swiss National Bank. Cryptocurrencies are also less risky, according to Andrea Maechler, member of the central bank’s governing board. Her comments indicate that Switzerland has no intentions to emit a state-sponsored crypto.  
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World Central Banker to Central Banks: Bitcoin Is a Bubble, Ponzi, and Disaster (news.bitcoin.com)

General Manager of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Agustín Carstens, gave a talk at Goethe University in its House of Finance, Tuesday, 6 February in Frankfurt. Titled Money in the Digital Age: What Role for Central Banks?, the talk saw Mr. Carstens acknowledge “We have seen a bit of a shift, to issues at the very heart of central banking. This shift is driven by developments at the cutting edge of technology. While it has been bubbling under the surface for years, the meteoric…

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Bitcoin price falls below $6000 as banker signals crackdown

The price of bitcoin fell below $ 6,000 (£4,300) for the first time this year as a leading central banker said it posed a threat to financial stability and signalled a global clampdown on the cryptocurrency. The new head of the Bank for International Settlements, Agustín Carstens, said bitcoin had become a …
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EU Central Banker: “Stop Calling the Bitcoin a Coin” (news.bitcoin.com)

European Union central bankers are becoming increasingly vocal on the subject of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency, bitcoin. Its precipitous price increase this year seems to coincide with wide-ranging statements, including the digital asset’s threat or lack thereof. Recently, the governor of the National Bank of Belgium (NBB) explained that more people should be warned about the decentralized currency and how it isn’t a currency at all.
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Bitcoin `Looks Remarkably Like A Bubble,' New Zealand's Central Banker Warns

Bitcoin has soared more than 1,500 percent this year, and about 85 percent in just the past two weeks, as people rush to buy the digital currency in the hope it will become a legitimate alternative to gold or traditional money. Trading in bitcoin futures opens later Sunday, with the first major U.S. exchange …
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