27 Apr '13, 8pm

What if all the bitcoin exchanges were shut down?

What if all the bitcoin exchanges were shut down?

This market making activity should be done completely out of reach of regulators. Honesty on the part of the ‘peg’ maintainers would come by way of interacting with various exchanges (that are open) since maintaining this peg would require lots of buying and selling on the various exchanges to maintain an inventory (of bitcoin) that is necessary to maintain a peg and any resultant price gaps or arbitrage would be quickly closed by savvy traders. (By the way, if the VC community is serious about funding bitcoin start-ups they should pool their capital to fund such a mechanism).

Full article: http://rt.com/op-edge/if-bitcoin-exchanges-shut-down-518/

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