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Cryptocurrency Will Create a World of Possibilities In the Financial Sector: Says Daniel Masters.



Daniel Masters, The Chairman of Digital investment Bank, Coinshares and chief investment officer at Global Advisors explained in an Interview with Bloomberg, how distributed ledger technology is doing for the democratization of peer-to-peer transactions; what the internet did for the democratization of news.
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During the conversation, he was asked about the possibility of having a leakage problem in the fractional reserve monetary system, where only some of a bank’s deposits are backed by assets. His response to the question was that of optimism.
“Cryptocurrencies arent creating leakage in that leverage, at least not yet. Masters described a “regulatory sandbox” environment where digital assets resided for the past five years or so through the end of 2017. He said an ecosystem that’s $1 billion – $10 billion in size “is almost experimental in the scope of the main financial system.”
With the inception of cryptocurrency, there were speculations of how authentic and relevant it was, however, it is now evident to the world that cryptocurrency cannot be ignored. banks, regulators and governments have decided to pay attention to it. “I don’t think there’s any concern from that community at the moment that there’s leakage .. but I think they’re beginning to realize that there is potential for that in the future,” he added.
Referencing a statement made by IMF Chief, Christine Lagarde and the Financial Stability Board Chairman Mike Carney, “cryptocurrencies don’t pose any immediate risks to global financial order.”
The possibilities of the market are almost endless
Masters opinion regarding cryptocurrency and the regular financial system has been one of a marriage and not a conflict of interest. He says it’s about “what portion of the total financial ecosystem accrues to cryptocurrencies,” adding: “I think even if it’s only 5% at the end of the day, that market will then still be much bigger than it is today.”
Daniel Masters manages crypto assets worth at least $800 million through his company Coin shares. The assets are used in both active and passive trading strategies. Previously he had also touted Bitcoin as “the play of 2018”.
In contrast, his former employer JPMorgan has been a very vocal critic of Bitcoin. A short while ago JPMorgan boss Jamie Dimon had called Bitcoin a fraud.
Do you think cryptocurrency or the blockchain technology pose a threat or provides endless possibilities? Does Masters have a valid point? lets hear your opinions. Leave your comment down below.
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