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Re: OECD Working Paper: "The Bitcoin Question"

From: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:59:49 +0200
Message-ID: <CAKaEYhLn=gZDFLj8Xu62rqG4ME65b560E+aN0-HB_bg_uhy6Hw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca>
Cc: Web Payments CG <public-webpayments@w3.org>
On 8 September 2014 15:44, Joseph Potvin <jpotvin@opman.ca> wrote:

> Working paper:
> http://www.oecd.org/daf/fin/financial-markets/The-Bitcoin-Question-2014.pdf
> By OECD's Director, Financial and Enterprise Affairs, and Special Advisor
> to the Secretary-General on Financial Markets.
> http://www.oecd.org/finance/financial-markets/adrianblundell-wignall.htm
>
> Too bad this OECD "working paper" not include a request for feedback via
> some venue, the way the US Fed openly solicited comments on its paper via
> an expliciat call for submissions.
>

"it is likely that the main reason crypto-currencies are ‘taking off’ in
acceptability as a means of payment is due to the anonymity feature"

Im unsure what has lead to this conclusion.  The main advantages of crypto
currencies are speed of transaction, distance of transaction, low fees,
irreversibility and divisibility.

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