Mexico’s central bank governor has said it has “experimented” with Bitcoin with a view to possible regulation.
CARSTENS: BANK HAS ‘TESTED’ BITCOIN
Quoted by local news source Sobre Bitcoin, Bank of Mexico governor Agustín Carstens confirmed “small amounts” had formed the basis of an investigatory push to understand how cryptocurrency works in practice.
“There have been learning efforts, [Bitcoin] has not been used in any instance to perform central banking operations, rather there have been experiments comprising very small amounts,” he said.
Bitcoin will no doubt have fallen onto regulators’ radar in recent months, with interest and usage having increased considerably since November’s US election.