Russia prepares crackdown on Bitcoin

Russian authorities are preparing to crack down on Bitcoin and have warned that those who use “cryptocurrencies” are breaking the law, as regulatory scrutiny of the virtual payment system intensifies around the world.The promise of new measures to curb the virtual currency was made after Russia leapfrogged China to become the second-fastest growing territory for Bitcoin software downloads, behind the US.
http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/34ea91c8-91b0-11e3-8fb3-00144feab7de.html

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