Hong Kong Gadfly Calls Bitcoin a “decen…

David M. Webb, Hong Kong’s most influential market gadfly, has dismissed crypto-currencies, which have roiled markets with their phenomenal rise in value over the past few weeks, as “the world’s first decentralized Ponzi scheme.” In the Dec.14 edition of his blog, Webb-site.com, Webb argues that “so long as we have governments with the power to tax and spend in their own currencies, digital pseudo-currencies will never gain traction. Bitcoin and its imitators are a zero-sum game in which the sum of all fiat currency paid for it is the sum of all fiat currency received for it, excluding mining costs.”

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