Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg
Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg
Laura He
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Across The Border by Laura He

Cryptocurrencies are a bubble, but blockchain is the future: analysts

Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange. But blockchain, the underlying technology, is likely to flourish because of its wide-ranging applications

Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg
Despite their frothy valuations, cryptocurrencies are unlikely to become a mainstream means of exchange, according to UBS analysts. Photo: Bloomberg
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Laura He

Laura He

Laura covers capital markets and financial affairs in Hong Kong and China, including major IPOs, corporate finance, investment banking, and equity markets, with an eye on technology and innovation for the Post. Previously, she'd worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.