The Bank of England Governor pronounced it is a “privilege” to be part of the financial system and “responsibilities come with those privileges”.
Mr Carney added: “The best of the cryptocurrencies, we would suggest, will ride to the best of the exchanges if they were regulated. And others will tumble by the wayside.
“In the end, it is not just about marketplace regulation, part of this is about any income laundering, terrorism financing, other bleed activities.”
Bitcoin cost at 12:30pm (GMT) on Tuesday was $9,025.12, according to coindesk.