U.S. Bitcoin Exchange Launched by Coinbase

Here is an unedited version of the interview I did with NPR’s Marketplace regarding today’s announcement by Coinbase that they have opened a U.S. exchange for the trading of bitcoin. I am also quoted in today’s Wall Street Journal here.

Q. Why is Coinbase’s announcement a big deal?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. Will the U.S. bitcoin price become a benchmark rate like Brent Crude Oil?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. Will the new exchange make the bitcoin market more “efficient”?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. How will the new exchange impact the consumer confidence in this new technology?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. Should Central Banks be stressed because bitcoin poses a threat to them conducting monetary policy?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. Won’t this cause more criminal activity?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. What about money laundering?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

Q. Why is the NYSE an investor in Coinbase?

A. Campbell Harvey (MP3)

See my course syllabus, Innovation and Cryptoventures. Follow me @camharvey.

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