15 May '13, 2pm

The coming political battle over Bitcoin

Email Print Reprints The coming political battle over Bitcoin By Timothy B. Lee, Published: May 15, 2013 at 10:47 am E-mail the writer Comments Tweet More Given that Bitcoin first broke into mainstream attention when Gawker explained how to use it to buy drugs , perhaps the surprise is that it took federal regulators this long to take action against it. Julian Assange of Wikileaks, which might have benefited from dealing in Bitcoins. (Kirsty Wigglesworth / AP) In the wake of the Gawker story two years ago, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) described Bitcoin as an “online form of money laundering” and called for the authorities to shutter the Bitcoin-based drug market Silk Road. Yet until recently, the feds have taken a relatively hands-off posture. Agencies have issued guidelines and signaled that they are monitoring the situation, but none have taken active steps to force Bitco...

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The coming political battle over Bitcoin

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