BTC Can Fall to Zero, Vanguard Says

Global chief economist at Vanguard says that cryptocurrency can not have viable applications
22 May 2018   1638

Due to the lack of fundamental economic factors in the formation of the value of the cryptocurrency, the price of bitcoin will fall to zero with a high probability. This is said by the leading economist of Vanguard Joe Davis for ETF. com.

He pointed out that the cryptocurrency can not have viable applications. So, it can not be perceived as a form of money, because it is not an effective means of accumulation.

The investment case for cryptocurrencies is weak. Unlike stocks and bonds, currencies generate no cash flows such as interest payments or dividends that can explain their prices. National currencies derive their prices from the underlying economic activity of the countries that issue them. Cryptocurrency prices, on the other hand, are generally not based on economic fundamentals. To date, their prices have depended more on speculation about their eventual adoption and use. The speculation creates volatility that, ironically, undermines their value as a currency.
 

Joe Davis

Vanguard

The economist urged investors to refrain from investing in bitcoin.

As innovation quickens and competition increases, the majority of networks (and their associated cryptocurrencies) may be rendered obsolete, leaving many cryptocurrencies like tulip bulbs in 17th-century Holland—soaring to incredible heights before the speculative bubble pops. And, unlike tulips, they don’t look very nice in a vase.
 

Joe Davis

Vanguard

At the same time, Davis noted that Vanguard, which manages assets worth $ 5.1B, is already using blocking technology and is very enthusiastic about it.

PBoC to Continue Anti-Crypto Propaganda

The regulator published a warning in its WeChat account called “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”
23 March 2020   158

The People's Bank of China has returned to criticism of cryptocurrencies amid a worsening economic situation in the world.

On March 22, the regulator published a large-scale warning in its WeChat account under the heading “Protection of the rights and interests of consumers of financial services”. It describes three ways in which cryptocurrency service providers can mislead consumers.

First of all, the amount of fraud transactions with bots is serious. The average turnover rate of the top three overseas crypto currency exchanges is much higher than that of foreign licensed exchanges. Second, market manipulation exists in these exchanges where forced leveraged trading eventually causes the exchanges to explode. Third, money laundering is a big issue.

 

People's Bank of China

In addition, the Chinese Central Bank calls the opinion that Bitcoin may serve as a protective asset, erroneous. The regulator indicates its high volatility and recommends that citizens not follow the example of other investors and refuse to participate in cryptocurrency trading.