Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble?

Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble?

Sun, 06/17/2018 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

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Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions.

The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in the hands of users, not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic. On the other hand, skeptics suggest this highly volatile digital currency offers a platform for illicit activity, including money laundering and trafficking of humans and drugs, free from government oversight and regulation. And, they argue, Bitcoin has no intrinsic value – the price is based on market enthusiasm rather than actual utility. Intelligence Squared U.S.: Is Bitcoin More Than A Bubble? airs Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370.  

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