10 Aug '13, 9am

#Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Forces US Court Ruling Declaring it a ‘Real Currency’

#Bitcoin Ponzi Scheme Forces US Court Ruling Declaring it a ‘Real Currency’

The SEC asserts that Shavers made a number of misrepresentations to investors regarding the nature of the investments and that he defrauded investors. However, the question currently before the Court is whether the BTCST investments in this case are securities as defined by Federal Securities Laws ,” Judge Mazzant wrote this week. “Shavers argues that the BTCST investments are not securities because Bitcoin is not money, and is not part of anything regulated by the United States. Shavers also contends that his transactions were all Bitcoin transactions and that no money ever exchanged hands. The SEC argues that the BTCST investments are both investment contracts and notes, and, thus, are securities

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