Bankers are ignoring crypto assets’ flaws – expert

Technologists are more worried than financiers by problems, expert tells IMF panel


Bankers and lawyers are far too optimistic about the technical soundness of crypto assets, a leading expert in the field warned policy-makers at the International Monetary Fund’s annual meeting.

Angela Walch said it was alarming that financiers and lawyers were more optimistic than leading technologists about the capabilities and soundness of the technologies being explored.

Walch is an associate professor of law at St Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a research fellow at

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