Dr. Andy Xie, leading Shanghai-based independent economist, expressed his concern about Bitcoin in a feature on the South China Morning Post saying “Bitcoin is a Ponzi scheme masquerading as a futuristic currency. It was a small bubble until it found China last year. But when the Chinese government launched its crackdown, it was the beginning of the end. Its recent revival is merely the last gasp. No retail Ponzi scheme can last without the credulous and speculative masses in China.”
As a renowned Chinese economist and one of the Bloomberg’s “50 Most Influential Persons in Finance”, Dr. Andy Xie’s opinion on the Bitcoin bubble comes in as a very informative piece for business owners in China. Dr. Andy Xie emphasized on the difference between the foreign and local market. He also explained why businesses in China should be about Bitcoin.
Dr. Andy Xie 謝國忠, is an independent economist, director of Rosetta Stone Advisors and is one of the few economists who has accurately predicted economic bubbles including the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis and the more recent subprime meltdown in the United States.
He was a part of Morgan Stanley in 1997 and the Managing Director and Head of the firm’s Asia/Pacific economics team until 2006. He also spent two years with Macquarie Bank in Singapore, an associate director in corporate finance and five years as an economist with the World Bank.
Dr. Xie earned a PhD in economics in 1990 and an MS in civil engineering in 1987 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.