27 Nov '16, 3pm

Why the US government wants to bring cryptocurrency out of the shadows

A US government request to trawl through the personal data of millions of users of the cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase signals the start of an effort to pull digital currencies like bitcoin into the mainstream, experts have said. The “John Doe” summons, a broad order for data on all Coinbase users in 2013, 2014 and 2015, was filed by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in a federal court in California on 17 November. In the summons, the IRS said that all of Coinbase’s users in that period “have not been or may not be complying with US internal revenue laws”. Coinbase has said it will fight the request in court. City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms Read more Cryptocurrencies – digital assets which exist entirely online but are exchangeable for goods or services – have grown in popularity in recent years, in part because they grant a degree of use...

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