Central Bank Governor of Kazakhstan Says Bitcoin May Be Deemed a Ponzi Scheme

Central Bank Governor of Kazakhstan Says Bitcoin May Be Deemed a Ponzi Scheme

It wouldn't be an ordinary day without another world government coming out against digital currency bitcoin. This time around it's the Central Bank of Kazakhstan, with its governor making some interesting comments. Kairat Kelimbetov, the bank's governor, said that bitcoin may be deemed as a ponzi scheme by the central bank at a press conference Tuesday in Almaty. "The issue is rather complicated. Some claim the currency is a good tool of money laundering and an absolute evil. That's why some monetary authorities, like those in China, have banned Bitcoin," said Kelimbetov, incorrectly....


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At first, I only saw the negative headlines about Bitcoin and thought it was some sort of unserious speculation bubble. Then I read up on it and understood that it has the potential to change the world. And when I realized I could order pizza and pay in Bitcoin, then I was all for it!

Mathias Sundin, Deputy mayor of Norrköping in Eastern Sweden, a member of Swedish Parliament