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China’s BSN chair calls Bitcoin Ponzi, stablecoins 'fine if regulated'

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Amid the Chinese government continuing to celebrate the massive decline of cryptocurrency markets this year, one key local blockchain expert has referred to crypto as a “Ponzi scheme.”Yifan He, CEO of Red Date Technology, a major tech firm involved in the development of China’s major blockchain project, the Blockchain Service Network (BSN), has penned a new article devoted to various kinds of cryptocurrencies and their supposed Ponzi-like nature.Published in the local newspaper The People’s Daily on June 26, the piece refers to private cryptocurrencies as the “biggest Ponzi scheme in human history.”The author mentioned the Terra network’s collapse, with the native token LUNA crashing 99% and the algorithmic UST stablecoin losing its 1:1 peg value to the U.S.

dollar in May 2022. He also criticized the increasingly popular virtual currency concept known as X-to-earn, referring to move-to-earn or play-to-earn projects, calling the model a “phishing strategy.” The BSN chair also mentioned some well-known criticism of Bitcoin (BTC) by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and legendary investor Warren Buffett.He is not a fan of Bitcoin or any similar cryptocurrencies himself as well. “Currently all unregulated cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin are Ponzi schemes based on my understanding, just different risk levels based on the market caps and number of users,” He said in a statement to Cointelegraph on Monday.The BSN chair added that he had not had any cryptocurrency wallet or related assets ever: “I don't touch them and won't touch them in the future even if they become regulated because I don't consider that they have any value whatsoever.”According to He, governments like El Salvador — which opted to adopt BTC as legal tender —

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