Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin (400 companies) · 16 Feb 2018I think it is working. There will be other currencies like it that may be even better, but in the meantime there's a big industry around bitcoin. You know, people have made fortunes out of bitcoin, some people have lost money out of bitcoin.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), Private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization · 16 Feb 2018Even when legitimate companies flock to a hot, new sector, fraudsters almost always follow suit, exploiting the news to launch their latest frauds du jour.
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), An independent agency of the US government that regulates futures and option markets · 16 Feb 2018Customers should not purchase virtual currencies, digital coins, or tokens based on social media tips or sudden price spikes... Thoroughly research virtual currencies, digital coins, tokens, and the companies or entities behind them in order to separate hype.
Atari, Pioneer in arcade games, home video game consoles, and home computers · 16 Feb 2018To broaden the appeal of these new casinos, and once the Atari Token available, Atari has the project to launch Pong Token, a second token dedicated to crypto-casinos and usable on these gaming sites. The details of this launch of crypto-casinos will be announced soon.
Jay Clayton, American attorney and Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission · 16 Feb 2018Market participants, including lawyers, trading venues, and financial services firms, should be aware that we are disturbed by many examples of form being elevated over substance, with form-based arguments depriving investors of mandatory protections.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of financial technology company Ripple · 16 Feb 2018At its core, all of this comes down to if we are solving real problems for real customers. If the cryptocurrency market overall or a digital asset is solving a problem, it’s going to drive some value.
Bruno Le Maire, French politician and former diplomat · 16 Feb 2018We believe there may be new opportunities arising from the tokens and the technologies behind them... However, tokens could pose substantial risks for investors and can be vulnerable to financial crime without appropriate measures. In the longer run, potential risks in the field of financial stability may emerge as well.
Steven Mnuchin, 77th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury as part of the cabinet of Donald Trump · 16 Feb 2018We encourage fintech, we encourage innovation, but we want to make sure that all of our financial markets are safe and aren't being used for illicit activities.
Bank for International Settlements, International financial institution owned by central banks · 16 Feb 2018Anything that grows in price as fast as bitcoin has done it, without having a real clear understanding of what is behind it, should at least raise some eyebrows. Policy makers can’t ignore the growth of cryptocurrencies and will likely have to consider whether it makes sense for them to issue their own digital currencies at some point.
European Banking Authority, A regulatory agency of the European Union · 15 Feb 2018The risks, by contrast, are manifold. More than 70 risks were identified across several categories, including risks to users; risks to non-user market participants; risks to financial integrity, such as money laundering and other financial crime; risks to existing payment systems in conventional FCs, and risks to regulatory authorities.
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), European Union financial regulatory institution and European Supervisory Authority · 15 Feb 2018VCs such as Bitcoin, are subject to extreme price volatility and have shown clear signs of a pricing bubble and consumers buying VCs should be aware that there is a high risk that they will lose a large amount, or even all, of the money invested.
Ministry of Economy and Finance (Morocco), The Moroccan Ministry in charge of the economic and financial policy of Morocco · 15 Feb 2018This is a hidden payment system that is not backed by an organization, the use of virtual currencies entails significant risks for their users.
De Nederlandsche Bank, Central Bank of the Netherlands · 15 Feb 2018DNB is interested because blockchain may have implications for the overarching goal of financial stability and her three primary tasks: 1) promote the smooth functioning of the payment system, 2) prudential supervision and oversight and 3) monetary policy.
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