A Year in Headlines: CoinDesk's Top News Stories of 2014

A Year in Headlines: CoinDesk's Top News Stories of 2014

Though it seems like just yesterday we entered 2014, bitcoin's place in society and the industry as a whole has completely changed throughout this year. With its current price of $310, buying a bitcoin today costs less than half of what it would have put you back on 1st January ($770), but don't let these numbers fool you. Outside of its falling price, bitcoin has weathered considerable hardships in 2014, and the industry has subsequently matured as bad actors have been weeded out in favour of more dependable, transparent and legitimate entrepreneurs entering the space with the support of....


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The decision to bring virtual currency within the scope of our regulatory framework should be viewed by those who respect and obey the basic rule of law as a positive development for this sector. It recognizes the innovation virtual currencies provide, and the benefits they might offer society.

Jennifer Shasky Calvery, the director of the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Ne