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Central Bank of Russia Central bank of the Russian Federation

We don’t legalise pyramid schemes... We are totally opposed to private money, no matter if it is in physical or virtual form.
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Charles Munger American investor, businessman and philanthropist

I never considered for one second having anything to do with it. I detested it the moment it was raised. It’s just disgusting. Bitcoin is noxious poison.
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William C. Dudley President of Federal Reserve Bank of New York

[Bitcoin is] more of a speculative activity.
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Jay Clayton American attorney and Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Market 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.
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Nouriel Roubini Professor at Stern School, NYU, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates, blog at https://t.co/sby

Bitcoin is the mother of all bubbles, favoured by charlatans and swindlers.
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Vítor Constâncio Portuguese economist and Vice President of the European Central Bank

Bitcoin is a sort of tulip.
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Christine Lagarde IMF Managing Director

It's clearly a domain where we need international regulation and proper supervision.
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Bruno Le Maire French politician and former diplomat

We 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.
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Reserve Bank of India India's central banking institution

RBI has clarified that it has not given any licence/authorization to any entity/company to operate such schemes or deal with bitcoin or any digital currency.
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Bank of England Central bank of the United Kingdom

There are some fundamental problems if you push the retail design all the way down, unless you restrict the amount that people have.
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Peter Altmaier German politician serving as the Chief of Staff of the German Chancellery and as Federal Minis

[Cryptocurrencies] could pose substantial risks for investors.
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Joseph Stiglitz Nobel laureate economist based at Columbia University

[Governments will] regulate it out of existence.
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Theresa May Prime minister of the United Kingdom

Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, we should be looking at these very seriously, precisely because of the way that they can be used, particularly by criminals.
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Jordan Belfort Motivational speaker and former 'Wolf of Wall St' stockbroker

It’s just human nature to jump on the bandwagon, it’s what every great bubble is made of and they’ll call this the greatest bubble of all time.
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Bank of Japan Central bank of Japan

We aren’t at the stage of considering issuing a digital currency because there is no demand.
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Mike Novogratz Former hedge fund Fortress manager

This is a bubble and there is a lot of froth. This is going to be the biggest bubble of our lifetimes.
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Steven Mnuchin 77th and current United States Secretary of the Treasury as part of the cabinet of Donald Trum

We 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.
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J. Christopher Giancarlo Chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

The SEC will vigorously pursue those who seek to evade the registration, disclosure and anti-fraud requirements of our securities laws.
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Reserve Bank of Australia Australian central bank

The current fascination with these currencies feels more like a speculative mania than it has to do with their use as an efficient and convenient form of electronic payment.
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U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) An independent agency of the US government that regulates futures and option markets

Customers 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.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Private corporation that acts as a self-regulatory organization

Even when legitimate companies flock to a hot, new sector, fraudsters almost always follow suit, exploiting the news to launch their latest frauds du jour.
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Duetsche Bundesbank Central bank of the Federal Republic of Germany

[Bitcoin] more of a speculative plaything than a form of payment.
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Bank of France Central bank of France

[We] advise great caution with respect to bitcoin because there is no public institution behind it to provide confidence. In history all examples of private currencies ended badly.
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European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) European Union financial regulatory institution and European Supervisory Authority

VCs 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.
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European Banking Authority A regulatory agency of the European Union

The 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.
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Capital Economics London based economic research consultancy

Bitcoin has all the hallmarks of a classic speculative bubble, which we expect to burst. Triggers for the bubble to burst could be a further crackdown by regulators or a major hacking attempt.
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Ministry of Economy and Finance (Morocco) The Moroccan Ministry in charge of the economic and financial policy of Morocco

This is a hidden payment system that is not backed by an organization, the use of virtual currencies entails significant risks for their users.
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