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Gates backtracks on Bitcoin praise with stark warning shot

Mar 01, 2018 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

BILL GATES, the co-founder of Microsoft, has criticised the anonymity of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, saying their use has led to deaths.

The world's second richest man took part in a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" session on Tuesday, during which he was asked about cryptocurrency.

The technology uses decentralised technology for secure payments and storing money that does not require banks or people's names.

But while that feature is lauded by some, Mr Gates said it was not "a ...