“Using Bitcoin to facilitate a crime is one of the stupidest things a criminal could do, since crypto transactions are transparent to all, can be traced, and are recorded forever in the blockchain. I can think of much better ways to hide transactions — cash, for example.”

Great article, so glad to see Tomer Federman put Krugman in his place – "5 things Paul Krugman gets wrong about crypto": https://medium.com/federman-capital/5-things-paul-krugman-gets-wrong-about-crypto-fda8577f5362

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