All packet stream content types have characteristic patterns that can be detected... even in encrypted streams. And bitcoin traffic is no different. Bitcoin packet streams can be detected and blocked. Especially at the ISP level. And the ISP's have volunteered to snoop on and identify the nature of packet streams in cooperation with CALEA.
CALEA software and hardware compliance allows the FBI and other law enforcement to snoop on, shape and block packet streams by many criteria.
Also, consider the US Govt's continued talk of an "internet driver's license" without which ALL of your packets will be rejected...
~wobbles but doesn't fall down~
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