La presse présente cette opinion de Greensapn comme négative alors qu’elle est très positive pour le Bitcoin. Greenspan compare le Bitcoin au Continental de 1775 et il fait remarquer que même si finalement le Continental a terminé sa carrière sans valeur, entre temps, il a été d’une grande valeur et d’une grande utilité historique.
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- Greenspan compares bitcoin, at more than $12,000 as of Wednesday, to the money issued by the Continental Congress in 1775 to finance the war effort.
- Even something that is ultimately worthless can create real goods and services in the near term, Greenspan says.
Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan told CNBC on Wednesday that bitcoin reminds him of currency issued during America’s Colonial past that ultimately proved worthless.
Greenspan compared the high-flying cryptocurrency to 1775 Continental currency that was worthless by 1782. In the in-between years, however, the money allowed patriots like George Washington to buy armaments and other supplies.
Continental money was so-called fiat currency. Declared legal tender by the Continental Congress, it derived its value from the amount of paper notes available and the demand for them rather than by the backing of a commodity such as gold or silver.
« A significant share of it was creating real goods and services » despite the fact that it was ultimately worthless, said Greenspan, who mentioned he was co-writing a book about American history.