As the digital currency Bitcoin continues to grow and evolve, writes Jerry Brito, regulators are taking notice. From anti-money-laundering rules issued by the Treasury Department in March, to reports that the Commodities Futures Trading Commission is "seriously" examining the currency, to a recent Government Accountability Office recommendation that the IRS issue guidance on Bitcoin-related income reporting, government seems to be getting serious. The question for the largely libertarian Bitcoin community is, should it engage those regulators or ignore them?
They're using their Second Amendment rights to protect local businesses from riots and looting.
That rate is much lower than the numbers used in the horrifying projections that shaped the government response to the epidemic.
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