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Whether or not this story is

Whether or not this story is accurate, I'm sure many in Congress are seriously considering anti bitcoin legislation for a very specific reason: Iran.

US sanctions against Iran apparently have caused the Iranian currency to plunge in value against the dollar. I've read that dollars are hard to come by in Iran, so people are unable to protect themselves from devaluation of the rial by holding dollars.

I've read that many people in Iran have been using Bitcoin to protect from the loss of value in the rial.

So... making Bitcoins illegal in the US will put an end to all that circumventing of the sanctions / effects of sanctions, at least to some extent.