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Fed’s Kashkari on Crypto: "95 Percent Fraud, Hype, Noise"

Wed, 08/18/2021 - 05:02
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Alex Dovbnya
Neel Kashkari has once again lashed out at the cryptocurrency industry
Fed’s Kashkari on Crypto: "95 Percent Fraud, Hype, Noise"
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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari delivered a blistering critique of the cryptocurrency industry during his recent speech at PNWER's Annual Summit in Big Sky, Montana:

Cryptocurrency is 95 percent fraud, hype, noise, and confusion.  

Kashkari claims that he had a more optimistic view of crypto all the way back in 2015.

He evidently takes issue with the abundance of altcoins, referring to them as “garbage coins.”

The American banker also joked about how easy it is to create one’s own Bitcoin copycat, floating the idea of issuing “Montana Coin.”

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This is far from the first time that Kashkari lashes out at cryptocurrencies. In June, he left a snarky comment under a LinkedIn post of Coinbase’s chief legal officer, calling Dogecoin a “Ponzi.”          

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As reported by U.Today, he also compared Bitcoin to Beanie Babies back in February:

A few years ago, people were speculating on Beanie Babies. Now they’re speculating on Bitcoin.   

The Fed president gained notoriety within the cryptocurrency community after famously saying that the central bank was willing to print an infinite amount of cash on CBS's “60 Minutes” back in March 2020.

He made the viral statement around the same time the Fed fired up its money-printing presses to shore up the wounded U.S. economy.

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Alex Dovbnya (aka AlexMorris) is a cryptocurrency expert, trader and journalist with extensive experience of covering everything related to the burgeoning industry — from price analysis to Blockchain disruption. Alex authored more than 1,000 stories for U.Today, CryptoComes and other fintech media outlets. He’s particularly interested in regulatory trends around the globe that are shaping the future of digital assets, can be contacted at