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Government Attempts to Regulate Bitcoin - Will Fail

Whether or not the digital-currency of the future is BitCoin or one if it’s many competitors, the philosophical and technological leap to non-government, non-oversight currencies has already been made. That genie cannot be put back in the bottle. Only the government has not yet realized this.

IRS Rules Bitcoin Is Property - Not Currency

The IRS has issued its statement clarifying th etax treatment of Bitcoins – Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are treated as property, not as a currency. Therefore, an investor who buys bitcoin would typically have a capital gain or loss when it’s sold but wouldn’t have foreign-currency gains and losses.

Owning Gold as a Hedge Against Paper Currency

A major reason why gold so often looks good is that the alternatives so often look so bad. Money, by definition, observation and experience, has no intrinsic value. It is just a way to hold your place in line. A virtual currency such as bitcoin may someday prove superior, but for now gold is No. 1.

Bitcoin versus Gold: Currency versus Money

Bitcoins are currencies, not money or investments and the differences between these three concepts is crucial to doing asset management right. Sound money doesn’t have counterparty risk; its value doesn’t depend on someone else keeping a promise & so holds value over long periods of time.

UK Royal Mint Working On Plans To Issue Gold-Backed Physical Bitcoins

The special Bitcoin would be part of the Royal Mint’s commemorative collection and would have a gold content so that holders could conceivably melt and sell the metal if the exchange value of the currency were to collapse – An utterly incomprehensible, fusion of hard, soft and digital currencies all rolled into one.

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