Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his viewpoint on bitcoin “has evolved a little bit.” While he personally does not want to have bitcoin in his portfolio, he says if people want to buy the cryptocurrency, “that’s perfectly fine.”
Mnuchin Says It’s ‘Perfectly Fine’ if People Want To Buy Bitcoin
Former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin talked about bitcoin, cybersecurity, and the U.S. economy in an interview with CNBC Wednesday. He was asked whether his viewpoint on bitcoin has evolved since the last time he was interviewed by the media outlet when he was still the treasury secretary. At that time, Mnuchin was dismissive of the cryptocurrency, stating that it had no inherent value.
Since then, a growing number of major companies and prominent traders have gotten into bitcoin. Major investment banks, such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup, have either started offering or are in the process of offering crypto products or services to their clients.