• Janet Yellen says using bitcoin is an 'extremely inefficient' way to transact

    7 days ago - By Business Insider

    Federal Reserve Chairman Janet Yellen waits for a hearing of the Joint Economic Committee on Capitol Hill, November 29, 2017.
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    Janet Yellen on Monday said bitcoin is an "extremely inefficient way of conducting transactions."
    The Treasury Secretary expressed concern that bitcoin is used "often for illicit finance."
    The comments come a day after bitcoin hit a new record of $58,042 .
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