Chinese Government Outlaws Banks From Doing Business with Bitcoins

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Bitcoin, the virtual currency that's exploding in popularity on the web, isn't finding many fans among Chinese government officials, Just the opposite, really. China's central bank issued a warning to financial institutions that trading Bitcoins is risky business, and not long after, the country's government put in place a ban on the Bitcoin trade.

One of the problems with Bitcoin is that the currency is highly volatile. After skyrocking in value to over $1,000 per Bitcoin in recent weeks, the virtual currency dipped 20 percent following China's announcement, and some predict it could be cut in half.

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Another issue governments have with Bitcoin is that due to its anonymous, untraceable nature, it can more easily be used for illegal transactions and/or money laundering. It's already happened to some extent. The FBI in October shut down an illegal online drug marketplace called Silk Road that dealt exclusively with Bitcoin currency.

As for China's ban on the currency, individuals are free to use them at their own risk, as it's not a legally recognized currency in the country.
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Don't blame them it's one big scam

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im glad this wasnt america looking like a moron for once

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they will ban bitcoin sooner than later.

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