What do a Russian presidential advisor and JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon have in common?
If you guessed a disdain and hatred for bitcoin, you’d be on the money – so to speak.
So for anyone who thinks bitcoin is like the “Internet of money,” this advisor would probably have some pretty harsh words for them. And they wouldn’t be alone. (See: MPD CEO Karen’s Webster’s thoughts on this subject of why “everyone should stop wasting braincells on bitcoin.”)
In an interview with a Russian news agency, German Klimenko — who serves as Vladimir Putin’s Presidential Internet Adviser (cool title, right?) — was quoted as saying that virtual currencies are a “virus going straight into the head,” and are “a mere fiction.”
Maybe he’s been reading PYMNTS.com?
These remarks come just weeks after lawmakers in Russia launched a plan to crack down on