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What is everyones’ opinion this?  Do you think that the U.S. government will use this latest ransomware attack as an excuse to try to do away with, or regulate bitcoin?  We all know they hate it, because they have problems tracking it unless you convert it to actual dollars, and they have problems taxing it.  Is this the excuse they have been waiting on?  I remember they tried to use The Silk Road as such an excuse when it was young, but bitcoin is much larger now, and there is a lot of value attached to it.

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Hi Gerff,

Very possibly I think so, just by running a brief Google search I found articles related to regulating BitCoin.

http://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/why-regulate-bitcoin

We Must Regulate Bitcoin. Problem Is, We Don’t Understand It

Can Bureaucrats Really Regulate Bitcoin?

 

Cheers!

Benjamin Conner