Murilo Portugal, Brazil’s Federation of Banks (Febraban) president declared cryptocurrencies; particularly Bitcoin, have failed to replace fiat currencies. Portugal argued that Bitcoin lacks the basic principles.
“Cryptocurrencies do not fulfill any of the classic functions of the currency.”
Murilo Portugal continued:
“They are actually called coins but they are not coins, which is why it is cryptocurrency. They do not fulfill any of the classic functions of the currency, which is to serve as an account unit, where people can express prices. Cryptocurrencies do not serve as a means of payment or as a store of value because the volatility is very high.”
Mr. Portugal did acknowledge the digital revolution impact on the global economy. However, he said digital currency; which is in the same class as data, will be regulated in similar way as fiat currencies.
Mathieu is a Information technology professional with over 15 years of experience. He started one of the first bitcoin blogs existed in 2010. He started writing about, investing in bitcoin and promoting the first cryptocurrency when only a few technological savvy people knew about it. Mathieu is a world traveler who enjoys culture, technology, finance, salmon, rice and beans. He’s cool, collected and knows a great deal about blockchain technology.