Comments on: Darknet guru: New technology can help build European identity https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/interview/darknet-guru-new-technology-can-help-build-european-identity/ EU news and policy debates across languages Fri, 16 Nov 2018 17:40:34 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 By: Gerry https://www.euractiv.com/section/digital/interview/darknet-guru-new-technology-can-help-build-european-identity/#comment-327062 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 06:51:17 +0000 https://www.euractiv.com/?post_type=interview&p=1151511#comment-327062 The Bitcoin is severely unstable at present and only a very brave man would invest in it unless there is something specific they wanted to purchase. Any government touching it will just further destabilise it. Hard to see how the blockchain could be used for political ends. However any financing scheme that would bypass the banks and the curse of compound interest would be very valuable and extremely popular. A government backed P2P lending scheme might just do the trick but only if adopted on a large scale. Then however it’s effect would be revolutionary and throw the economy into overdrive. Recession, what recession?

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