Bank of England Says Crypto Could Destabilize Financial System

Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor of the Bank of England, recently argued why he thinks cryptocurrencies could cause a financial crisis. He compares it to the dot-com bubble and especially to the 2008 market collapse. Crypto Weaves Itself into Financial Markets As reported by Bloomberg, Cunliffe's primary concern is that cryptocurrency has been interwoven into the financial system. As he points out, central banks are now offering crypto custody services to their clients. Furthermore, hundreds of specialist crypto hedge funds are…

Bitcoin And Other Cryptos Won’t Last, Says Bank Of England Governor

The rise of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in the past decade has revolutionized the finance sector. However, key regulators continue to doubt the long-lasting effects of cryptocurrencies in mainstream finance. This opinion is reiterated by the Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey. Cryptocurrency Models Cannot Stand the Test of Time Bailey made these statements at the Davos Agenda, a summit for top financial stakeholders sponsored by the World Economic Forum. The bank chief stated that he does not believe that cryptocurrencies'…

UK-based Blockchain Company Proposes CBDC Operating System to BoE

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have driven discussions regarding the digitalization of economy with central bank digital currencies. This led a blockchain company in the United Kingdom to propose a central bank-issued digital currency (CDBC) system to the Bank of England. The company known as L3COS proposed an operating system based on blockchain for a CBDC to the Bank of England (BoE). According to the company, the proposal represents a response to the BoE’s consultation document released three months ago. The…