Bitcoin: What It Is And How It's Regulated in the U.S.

, New York Law Journal

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Anthony S. Barkow, a partner at Jenner & Block, and Nathaniel H. Benforado, an associate with the firm, write: Regardless of who is ultimately right about the future of Bitcoin—those who think it fueled by foolish speculation or those who believe it to be a more efficient currency for the Internet age—"real" money is being poured into the Bitcoin ecosystem, new startups are entering the field almost every day, and even mainstream entities are getting involved. And with Bitcoin no longer on the fringe, regulators have taken note.

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