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Cryptocurrency

Money 2.0 Stuff: Cryptocurrencies are only as censorship-resistant as their owners

Quick Take

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Your private keys, please

The cool thing about cryptocurrencies is their censorship-resistant, bearer instrument-like characteristics. If you get on the wrong side of your bank, or someone with influence over your bank, you risk having your assets frozen. But if you get on the wrong side of your bank, or someone with influence over your bank, there’s not a whole lot they can do, without access to your private key, to seize your bitcoin, or to stop you from interacting with the bitcoin-denominated economy.