Cryptocurrency, Blockchain And Digital Currency: The Impact On The Markets And Governments | CNBC

Bitcoin taking a hit amid of regulatory concerns after a noteworthy rally over the last month the digital currency down about 6% right now for more on the crypto currencies rollercoaster ride and its impact on the markets we're joined by fire app CEO and chief currency stratus Wolfgang Costa Wolfgang good morning to you thanks for joining us but before we get onto your specific views on Bitcoin can you first just differentiate for us the difference between a digital currency and a crypto currency well yes I absolutely can so crypto currencies basically are leveraging cryptology or security in order to frame around blockchain technology and then these blockchain technologies such as Big John Bitcoin actually create their own exchanges digital currencies really are doing the same thing but in my opinion they're going to be issued by the government's and that's where the big difference is the government's will leverage cryptology and they will leverage blockchain technology as well and then the main benefit I guess of both that you argue is is quick and Swift payments and and you don't need to have a cryptocurrency to do that you can have a digital currency that's absolutely correct the benefit of what the bitcoins and the other 130 whatever exchanges have done is they've really taking a time and B cost out of the market there was an inefficiency there you know you transfer money from one bank to another can take you two days now and it's gonna cost you 30 $50 now it's gonna cost cents and it's gonna be immediate and that's what the digital currencies are and that's what the United States government for example will have to do and how far away are we from a central bank major global central bank issuing its own digital currency in your eyes and if and when we reached that point is the writing on the wall for various crypto currencies like Bitcoin absolutely so Putin came out and said actually in January of next year so in a month he's gonna come out with a crypto ruble that's probably the first at least the announcement of that the Chinese are working on it kena's working on it United Kingdom were working on it and the States actually has been working on this since 2013 and they came out with a federal pay per in June of 2016 further working on it I actually expect that the United States the Fed is going to issue with the next 12 to 18 months a cryptocurrency or as I call the digital dollar Wolfgang do you think that these various sort of sanctioned digital currencies are going to take demand away from to the extent that it exists right now for the the popular crypto currencies in other words is it is it just a matter of more supply or the people who are likely to think that bitcoin is going to be a valuable asset just going to be not interested in anything else I mean we're talking about two separate worlds here we are talking about two different roles so what I know is and I talked to a lot of CEOs CFOs and Treasuries of corporations as you know as we help them understand and manage these currencies and what they're saying is corporations and you got to remember that's a five trillion dollar a day market and the corporations are roughly 40% of that market so roughly two trillion dollars and they're saying we can't get involved in Bitcoin but we like the idea of Bitcoin or others we like speedy transactions at a lower cost how do we get involved in this and they're waiting for the government's to issue those digital currencies so they can take advantage of those two things without getting involved in highly volatile and I would say one would have to agree that highly speculative I mean if you're looking for a month going from 9,000 17,000 back to 14,000 today 6 7% losses it's too speculative for corporations which are one of the largest players in the market of currencies because they need to do it it is not out of speculation they need to convert more from one currency to another and that's what they're going to get involved in they're waiting for the digital dollar hey there thanks for checking out CNBC on YouTube be sure to subscribe to stay up-to-date on all of the day's biggest stories you can also click on any of the videos around me to watch the latest from CNBC thanks for watching

24 thoughts on “Cryptocurrency, Blockchain And Digital Currency: The Impact On The Markets And Governments | CNBC”

  1. The us dollar is currently 98% digital so the fed releasing there own crypto is pointless.The reason bitcoin exists and the reason people invest in it is because of its decentralized nature.No government or entity can ever control or silence Bitcoin it’s immutable.


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  8. The purpose of the Cryptos is decentralization!!! Hence no Central Authority controlling your wealth. These guys must enjoy being slaves!!

  9. what is not speculative is holding fiat currency. due to inflation its purchasing power can only move down

  10. we need Government Digital Currencies so that we can printing 2 Trillion of these each year to make it stabilize price instead of a limited Bitcoin supply that is so volatile . Good work CNBC

  11. This is a pretty dumb clip, the speaker has no idea what he's talking about. We're already using digital dollars, it's called Visa/Master. Cryptocurrency is meant to be uncorrelated to a government's quantitive easing aka printing money BS, like alternative gold. Go read some books.

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