LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth in 2017, despite remaining extremely volatile. While digital currencies across the board have divided opinion between financial institutions, and now have a market cap of around 175 Billion USD, the crypto sector coninues to grow, as it continues to see wider mainstreem adoption. The price of one Bitcoin passed 15,000 USD across many exchanges today taking it higher than previous all time highs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Economist Discusses Prevalence of Cryptocurrencies

The recent spat between Coinbase and the Securities and Exchange Commission is reigniting the conversation over whether crypto should be regulated. One America’s Stephanie Myers spoke with a professor of applied economics at Johns Hopkins University, Steve Hanke, about the matter.