Bitcoin

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Concept.png Bitcoin 
(technology,  cryptocurrency)Rdf-icon.png
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Start2009-01-03
AbbreviationBTC
Interest ofKenneth Rogoff
A crpytocurrency

Bitcoin is a cryptocurrency, created by the pseudonymous 'Satoshi'.

Money laundering

As a cryptocurrency, bitcoin is potentially important in money laundering.[citation needed]

NSA

The Intercept reports that already by 2013, the NSA had named Bitcoin as "#1 priority" and was interested in "tracking down" its users.[1]

Legal position

Bitcoin is illegal in some countries. This is changing fast, so check the wikipedia article for up to date information on this.

In December 2017, Australian banks froze the accounts of bitcoin users.[2]

Tax

In 2018, Israel announced an intention to tax Bitcoin.[3]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
File:Bitcoin-FBI.pdfreport24 April 2012FBI/Directorate of Intelligence


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