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US Central Bank Branch Says Bitcoin is Like Regular Currency

  • Sylvia Greenfield
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    St. Louis Federal Reserve, a branch of the US’s central bank, wrote that Bitcoin is like a regular currency


US Central Bank Branch Says Bitcoin is Like Regular Currency
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In a nod to Bitcoin as a means of payment, US St. Louis Federal Reserve published a blog post titled “Three ways Bitcoin is like a regular currency” earlier this week.

Both Bitcoin and regular currencies have no intrinsic value, have a limited supply, and have no middleman, like cash, the blog, citing a Fed research paper, wrote.

St. Louis Federal Reserve, one of the twelve local branches of the US central bank, has entertained the idea that cryptocurrencies can become an asset class in a January paper.


Both papers are written by Aleksander Berentsen and Fabian Schär of University of Basel, Switzerland.

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