Another dip to be bought as the weekend’s pump’n’dump in Bitcoin has led to yet another new record high this morning at $11,850.
This resurgence comes after a week of considerably more active propagandizing from the establishment.
As we noted previously, this week has seen a new group of establishmentarians jump on to the offensive against anti-decentralization, de-control, pro-freedom cryptocurrencies – urging bans, crackdowns, fatwas, taxation, creating their own cryptocurrencies, demanding citizens sell, and outright confiscation (this group includes governments world wide and their mainstream media mouthpieces)…
India’s finance minister, Arun Jaitley, has clarified that the government does not recognize bitcoin as legal tender. According to the Economic Times, when asked about the government’s plans to regulate the cryptocurrency, Jaitley told reporters, “recommendations are being worked at.” He continued:
“The government’s position is clear, we don’t recognize this as legal currency as of now.”
Concerned over bitcoin’s anonymity and its potential illicit uses, justices issued a notice to the central bank and other agencies asking them to answer a petition on the matter, reports indicated.
Turkey has claimed Bitcoin is in fact “not compatible” with Islam due to its government being unable to control it.
In a statement from a meeting of the state Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), lawmakers said that Bitcoin’s “speculative” nature meant that buying and selling it was inappropriate for Muslims.
“Buying and selling virtual currencies is not compatible with religion at this time because of the fact that their valuation is open to speculation. They can be easily used in illegal activities like money laundering, and they are not under the state’s audit and surveillance,” Euronewstranslates the statement republished by local news outlet Enson Haber.
Diyanet added that the same principles of “unsuitability” in particular applied to Ethereum.