09 Aug '13, 8pm

Bitcoin Users Are Struggling To Shrug Off A Texas Judge's Ruling On Their Currency

that Bitcoin can be considered a formal currency in a case regarding a man who allegedly ran a Bitcoin ponzi scheme. The ruling allows the SEC to go forward with its prosecution. But many are interpreting it as another sign that one of the most important features of Bitcoin — its lack of rigorous regulation — is eroding . Bitcoin businesses are trying to shrug off the ruling. Alan Silbert, the CEO of luxury goods site BitPremier, told us by email that the opinion signaled nothing more than growing pains. "It's just part of the process of the Fed and State governments going through the learning process and feeling out how to handle virtual currencies." Indeed, the number of regulatory bodies taking a shot at classifying Bitcoin keeps rising: FinCen, the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ruled in March that Bitcoin money transmitters must register with the gove...

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