Bill Gates がビットコインの可能性と課題に言及

Bill Gates がビットコインの可能性と課題に言及

Bill Gates(ビル・ゲイツ)が、ビットコインについて公の場でこれまで以上に踏み込んだ発言をしました。

During an interview on Bloomberg TV‘s “Street Smart” today, Bill Gates responded to new questions about bitcoin and its potential to bring innovation to the payments industry.

Calling bitcoin “exciting” because of its relatively low-cost transaction network, Gates told Bloomberg:

“Bitcoin is better than currency in that you don’t have to be physically in the same place, and of course for large transactions currency can get pretty inconvenient.”

Bloomberg TV のインタビューの中で、低コストで取引が実現できる仕組みだと評価しています。


However, while seemingly positive, Gates went on to suggest that though he believes the world needs lower-cost payments solutions, bitcoin is perhaps not the best example of how the market should look to provide this solution.

Further, Gates suggested that bitcoin may not appeal to the mass market due to its “anonymity”, as well as its associations with terrorism and money laundering.