South Africa’s central bank governor: “Crypto does not qualify as currency”

Lesetja Kganyago, governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), has argued against classifying crypto as currencies.

According to a report by MoneyWeb, the central bank chief likened crypto to assets rather than currency during an interactive session at the Wits Business School Leadership Dialogues.

According to South Africa’s central bank governor, cryptocurrencies only meet two of the three currency criteria, stating:

“A cryptocurrency is a store of value. It is a medium of exchange, but is not generally accepted. It’s only accepted by those who are participating in it.”

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