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Mnuchin Warns Against Bitcoin Becoming the Next ‘Swiss Bank Account’

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says he’s "concerned consumers could get hurt" by cryptocurencies.(Source: Bloomberg)
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U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he will work with the Group of 20 nations to prevent cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin from becoming the digital equivalent of an anonymous Swiss bank account.

Speaking to the Economic Club of Washington on Friday, he said wants to ensure “bad people cannot use these currencies to do bad things.”