The IMF says the Republic of the Marshall Islands should reconsider introducing a cryptocurrency as a second legal tender over perceived risks.
Blockchain research firm and accelerator Cryptic Labs has just taken on two Nobel-winning economists as advisers.
CoinDesk advisory board director Michael Casey takes a look at the state of investor psychology as it relates to the crypto markets today.
It isn’t possible to have decentralization, a fixed money supply and sufficient liquidity for an efficient payments system, says Frances Coppola.
Cryptocurrency ecosystems are still dependent on the very financial system they vilify for daily support and stability, says Tim Swanson.
Analysts from Japanese financial holdings company Nomura have estimated that the rise bitcoin prices could boost Japan's economic growth.
A group of university economists believe bitcoin is no threat to the financial stability, though regulatory oversight needs to be increased.
Nobel prize winning economist Robert Shiller believes there's no clear way to put a price on bitcoin, according to recent statements.
A former IMF economist has joined the chorus of critical voices on bitcoin of late, going so far as to predict that its price will collapse.
Patrick Harker of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has said bitcoin has yet to be tested by a real catastrophe.