Money Laundering Is Why Banks Stay Away From Bitcoin – Credit Suisse CEO

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November 02, 2017

No matter how high bitcoin prices go or what records they break, banks will still have “no appetite” for the digital currency because of money laundering risks, said Credit Suisse Chief Executive Tidjane Thiam.

“Most banks in the current state of regulation have little or no appetite to get involved in a currency which has such anti-money laundering challenges,” Thiam said at a news conference in Zurich Thursday.

He clarified that anonymity associated with bitcoin is a significant problem for banks that will not go away.