20 Aug '13, 5pm

Berlin Embraces Bitcoin: Germany is the first country to make an official

Berlin Embraces Bitcoin: Germany is the first country to make an official

At the beginning of August, a US federal judge in Texas ruled that Bitcoin is a legitimate currency. The decision came after Trendon Shavers, a 30-year-old businessman, was charged with running a Ponzi scheme, scamming customers out of roughly US$4.5 million worth of the crypto-currency through his online hedge fund. He argued that Bitcoin is not real money and therefore is not subject to regulation by the US government. However, the court dismissed his claim. The ruling brought Bitcoin one step closer to being recognized as a real currency. However, the decision opened up the possibility for the virtual money to be regulated by governments, which oppose the original concept of Bitcoin. ...

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