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I Don't Think Government Should Regulate Bitcoin: Peter Schiff

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Mon, 02/01/2021 - 11:29
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Yuri Molchan
Prominent Bitcoin opponent Peter Schiff believes governments should not regulate Bitcoin; he has not changed his take on BTC, though
I Don't Think Government Should Regulate Bitcoin: Peter Schiff
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Vocal Bitcoin critic, CEO of Euro Pacific Capital and gold promoter Peter Schiff, has taken to Twitter to pour some more criticism on the world's leading digital currency.

However, he stated that Bitcoin does not need government regulation. Here's how Schiff explained this.

"I don't think government should regulate Bitcoin"

The prominent gold bug stated that governments do not need to enforce Bitcoin regulation, since he does not believe it will work. The reason is that, per Schiff, people who own Bitcoin will ultimately "lose a lot of money."

Schiff added that he has nothing personal against those who are acquiring Bitcoin or try to use it as a store of value or means of exchange.

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This gave Bitcoin massive momentum, pushing it from the $32,000 zone above the $38,000 level. However, later on, a correction followed, bringing the price down to the $33,000 area.

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About the author

Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.