10 Aug '13, 5am

Bitcoin scores Bloomberg ticker following US court ruling

Bitcoin scores Bloomberg ticker following US court ruling

On Wednesday, a federal judge ruled that Bitcoin is a currency and is subject to regulation in the US following charges filed against an alleged scammer by the SEC. As of today (though not related), there is now a Bitcoin ticker on the Bloomberg terminal. For now the ticker is only available internally to workers, but such a reality gives the global virtual currency a kind of legitimacy on the public level it hasn’t before had. The information comes from the folks over at BTC Geek, which says the tip first originated from an accidental eavesdropping – someone overhead a Bloomberg employee state that there’s a Bitcoin ticker at Satoshi Square a couple weeks ago. Such a tip led to some investigative work, and BTC Geek says it has confirmed that the tip is true. The employees are reportedly seeing the currency as XBT, but customers can’t yet see it. The reason for this isn’t ...

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