An opposite reaction to the “Bitcoin Law” passed by El Salvador and to its growing adoption was to be expected. Mainstream media has been replicating news on BTC alleged negative environmental impact, its use for illicit activities, and others.
However, the Director of the Dutch Bureau for Economic Analysis, Pieter Hasekamp, might be the runner-up for the prize to the most anti-Bitcoin article of the week. His publication titled “The Netherlands Must Ban Bitcoin” it’s a critic of BTC and a defense of fiat currencies.
Thus, he calls the cryptocurrency a bad form of money due to its “unclear origin, uncertain valuation, shady trading practices”. He even goes on to say that cryptocurrencies are not used in regular payment transactions.
His argument is based on Gresham’s Law, elucidated in the XVI century, and used to measure the properties of good and bad money. This economic law has a fundamental principle: bad money drives out good.
Hasekamp believes that the