Der griechische Ex-Finanzminister aus der Syriza-Regierung – Prof. Yanis Varoufakis – ist Volkswirtschaftler mit Ausbildung an den Universitäten von Essex und East Anglia, der später an der britischen Elite-Uni Cambridge, sowie an den Universitäten von Sydney, Glasgow, Louvain und Athen als Professor lehrte.

Er erklärt in diesem Interview auf verständliche Weise, wie es um das privat-staatliche Geld steht.

Dieser kluge Finanz- und Wirtschaftsexperte hat auch seine Meinung zur Kryptowährung Bitcoin.

Schon am 22.04.2013 schreib er in einem grundlegenden Blogartikel bezüglich Bitcoin über die Unmöglichkeit eines unpolitischen (virtuellen) Geldes

„there can be no de-politicised currency capable of ‘powering’ an advanced, industrial society.“

„Bitcoin enthusiasts, just like believers in the Gold Standard, understand money as if it were some commodity which has spontaneously emerged as a unit of exchange – a little like cigarettes did in the POW camp ‘economy’ that R.A. Radford (1945) described so brilliantly. This is a gross misconception based on the unexamined (and dangerously false) faith that there is no substantial difference between Radford’s POW camp and a modern capitalist economy; that, like in that POW camp, output is independent of expectations and demand is always abundant enough to absorb the produced output. As for investment, it is assumed to be uni-directionally determined by savings which are, in turn, determined by the rate at which present consumption is deferred to the future. None of that holds in an economy involving not only exchange but also production and investment. It is these two activities, production and investment, that preclude the possibility of apolitical money.“

Er schrieb am 15,02.2014 in seinem Blog yanisvaroufakis.eu:

„BITCOIN: A flawed currency blueprint with a potentially useful application for the Eurozone“

Seine Ergebnis damals: „In summary, while Bitcoin is too deflationary by nature to act as a widespread currency alternative to the dollar or the euro, its design can be used profitably in order to help the Eurozone’s member-states create euro-denominated electronic payment systems that help them, at least in the medium term, overcome the asphyxiating deflationary pressures imposed upon them by the Eurozone’s Gold Standard-like (and, indeed, Bitcoin-like) austerian design.“

Hier eine Übersicht der Blogartikel vom Yanis Varoufakis zum Thema „Digital Economies/Money“

Varoufakis war Keynotespeeker zu dem Thema „DIGITAL ECONOMIES – Markets, Money and Democratic Politics Revisited“ am 5. Mai 2014 in Seattle im Zusammenhang mit der „CFA Institute’s Annual Conference“

https://varoufakis.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/yvs-seattle-cfa-talk-5-may-2014.pdf