Science and Technology : Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban

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  1. Gorilla

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    Source: http://techcrunch.com/2014/03/05/congressman-calls-to-ban-u-s-dollar-in-response-to-bitcoin-ban/

    Congressman Calls To Ban U.S. Dollar In Response To Plea For Bitcoin Ban

    Congressman Jared Polis is calling on the Treasury to ban physical dollars in response to Senator Manchin's plea to ban Bitcoin. "The exchange of dollar..
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    Clyde C Coger Jr going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Let's not leave out the Penny, lol:

    Some say the United States should stop using pennies because the cost of producing the coin is now higher than the value of the coin. Even the US Mint admits that the cost of producing a penny in 2007 could be as high as 1.4 cents. Pennies are no longer made from pure copper, which would make the minting of them prohibitively expensive, but rather from zinc and a thin coating of copper. Supporters of the penny often suggest that the US government should continue to produce the coin, only with cheaper metallic alloys than zinc or copper.

    http://www.wisegeek.com/should-the-united-states-stop-using-pennies.htm

    Should the United States Stop Using Pennies? (with pictures)

    There's a lot of debate about whether the US should stop using pennies. Some people say that it should stop using pennies because...
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    In the Spirit of Currency,




    I.R.S. says bitcoin should be considered property, not currency

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    The Internal Revenue Service announced on Tuesday that bitcoin should be viewed and taxed as property, giving a little clarity to the shifting regulatory landscape of virtual currency.

    Despite the fact that many users treat bitcoin like a regulated currency, “it does not have legal tender status in any jurisdiction,” the agency said.

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/r-says-bitcoin-considered-property-185947019.html



     
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