Bitcoin is maintaining a bullish outlook during the UK session, as it has once again crossed above the $17,000 mark. Ulrich Bindseil, director general of the European Central Bank (ECB), and analyst Jürgen Schaff published a blog article titled "Bitcoin's Last Stand" on November 30.
The European Central Bank (ECB) took a hard stance against Bitcoin. According to Ulrich Bindseil, the ECB's director general of market infrastructure and payments, Bitcoin was created about 15 years ago to supplement or replace the current monetary system.Bitcoin, according to Bindseil and Schaff, was neither an appropriate investment nor a payment method.
They claim that Bitcoin's market capitalization, which surpassed $1 trillion last year, is based on "pure speculation."Furthermore, central bank officials stated that bitcoin has "repeatedly benefited from waves of new investors" as well as "manipulations by individual exchanges or stablecoin providers." These strategies, however, are incapable of acting as stabilizing forces.The ECB officials' comments come at a time when FTX's collapse has left the crypto sector in one of its worst slumps in recent memory.
Because it supervises eurozone banks and controls EU financial regulations, the ECB's statements are significant. Even if it makes false claims, the ECB's latest blog post demonstrates its commitment to criticizing Bitcoin and blockchain technology in general.Read more on cryptonews.com