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Bitcoin Basics, Trends, Regulations, and Usage

Will virtual payments continue to evolve?

Bitcoin has received a lot of press lately, some good and some bad. The fact that this virtual platform and currency has been the subject of so much publicity may mean that it will survive in the long run despite short-term technical issues and possible long-term regulatory oversight. This Research Note discusses basic definitions, the history of this virtual currency, and the emerging trends and technologies impacting this form of payment.