The incoming governor of the Philippine central bank, Felipe Medalla, has suggested that people that invest in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are adherents of the Greater Fool Theory. He also argued that people investing in cryptocurrencies are doing so because they want to “hide their money from the government.”
The new governor of Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), Felipe Medalla, has claimed that bitcoin investors only buy the cryptocurrency because they are convinced that someone else will buy the same digital asset at a higher price. According to Medalla, who spoke at a virtual roundtable discussion that was organized by a local media outlet, such an investment strategy is “very scary.”
This is a new tool that adds to the ability to do that. There are plenty of people who want to hide their money from the government.
While the BSP does not directly regulate cryptocurrencies, it has issued guidelines that require virtual asset service providers (VASPs) to secure a license from it. Medalla, meanwhile, is quoted in the same report expressing his approval of the application of know your customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering policies on VASPs.
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