Heritage Explains Bitcoin

COMMENTARY Government Regulation

Heritage Explains Bitcoin

Feb 2nd, 2018

Commentary By

Emily VanderBush

Constitutional/Legal Policy

Michelle Cordero michelleoddis

Managing Editor, Heritge.org

How does Bitcoin actually work? Can you really buy stuff with it? And are digital currencies here to stay? Getty Images

This week, Norbert Michel, director of Heritage’s Center for Data Analysis, explains how Bitcoin works and how conservatives think about cryptocurrencies. 

Background reading: Bits and Pieces: The Digital World of Bitcoin Currency