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Bitcoin [electronic resource] : Questions, Answers, and Analysis of Legal Issues.

Author/Creator:
Library of Congress. Government Division.
Publication:
[S.l] : [publisher not identified], 2014.
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Government document
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1 online resource (1 online resource (31 pages)) : digital, PDF file
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Subjects:
Finance -- Law and legislation.
Internet.
Monetary policy.
Money.
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Summary:
Provides introduction to bitcoin, a digital currency that has been in existence since 2009. Answers basic questions about bitcoin, the operation of the bitcoin network, and its interaction with the current dollar-based monetary system. Summarizes likely reasons for and against widespread bitcoin adoption. Discusses legal and regulatory matters that have been raised by bitcoin and other digital currencies.
This report is one in a series of updates. For the most recent coverage of this report series, please see 14-R4-3339 in the 2014 issue.
Notes:
CRS Report.
Record is based on bibliographic data in ProQuest U.S. Congressional Research Digital Collection (last viewed Mar. 2015). Reuse except for individual research requires license from ProQuest, LLC.
Contributor:
Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. American Law Division.
Other format:
Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Government Division. Bitcoin
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Restricted for use by site license.