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article imageU.S. swaps watchdog says considering bitcoin regulation

    Mar 11, 2014 in Technology

Boca Raton, Fla (Reuters) - The U.S. swaps regulator is studying whether it should regulate electronic currencies such as bitcoin, its acting head said on Tuesday, as regulators across the globe start taking the emerging technology more seriously.

"We are looking into that," Mark Wetjen, acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, told journalists after giving a speech at an industry conference.

"It's been initiated, there's been an internal discussion at the staff level," he said.

(Reporting by Douwe Miedema; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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