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Meho Krljic:
Rusi se ne zajebavaju. Za njih su bitkoini i ine kriptovalute piramidalne šeme i tako ih zakonski i tretiraju:

 Russian Bitcoin issuers will risk seven-year prison sentence

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According to an unnamed governmental source speaking to Interfax [Russian], those found guilty of facilitating technological currencies will go to prison for up to four years, whilst managers and directors of institutions which issue them could be imprisoned for up to seven years.
The former version of the code’s amendment set the maximum penalty for these infractions at a year of corrective labour for individuals, or two years for those participating in a group effort.
The financial penalties have also been upgraded for Bitcoin-issuers – 500,000 roubles (about £5000 or $7,200), or a sum representing up to three years’ worth of salary (or income) for an individual or organisation. Managers will face fines of 1-2.5 million roubles, or income equivalent to 2-4 years.
A court ruling banning the practical use of Bitcoin as a purchasing currency in September of 2014 was followed four months later by the blockading of Bitcoin-related sites by Russia’s media regulator Roskomnadzor. The rationale on the ban on cryptocurrencies is that they facilitate money-laundering and other forms of digital and ‘real world’ criminal activity.
The country’s Prosecutor General set the tone for the blocks and legislations in a statement issued in early 2014. “The monitoring of the use of virtual currencies shows an increasing interest in them, including for the purpose of money laundering, profit obtained through illegal means… Russia’s official currency is the ruble. The introduction of other types of currencies and the issue of money surrogates are banned.”
Money substitutes within Russia are banned under Article 27 [Russian] of federal law.
The owning of bitcoins is not in itself illegal, and there is still a great deal of trading that can be done within Russia in bitcoins, but effectively it is the liquidation of those assets – their conversion into anything other than abstract digital entities – that is attracting the new and severe legal penalties.

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Meho Krljic:
 Bitcoin transactions could consume as much energy as Denmark by the year 2020
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Meho Krljic:
 Bitcoin 'creator' backs out of Satoshi coin move 'proof' 

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The Australian entrepreneur who has claimed to be the inventor of Bitcoin has reneged on a promise to present new "proof" to support his case.
Craig Wright had pledged to move some of the virtual currency from one of its early address blocks, an act many believe can only be done by the tech's creator.
This would have addressed complaints that earlier evidence he had published online was misleading.
Dr Wright said that he was "sorry".
"I believed that I could put years of anonymity and hiding behind me," he blogged.
"But, as the events of this week unfolded and I prepared to publish the proof of access to the earliest keys, I broke. I do not have the courage. I cannot.
"When the rumours began, my qualifications and character were attacked. When those allegations were proven false, new allegations have already begun. I know now that I am not strong enough for this."
Dr Wright's claims were first reported by the BBC, the Economist and GQ magazine on Monday.
 'Extraordinary proof' Dr Wright had earlier indicated that he would transfer some bitcoins from "block 9" by using a private key thought to be known only to Satoshi Nakamoto, a pseudonym used by the person or team that designed the crypto-currency.
Satoshi is known to have used the address in 2009 to send coins to a computer scientist.
Dr Wright had promised the "extraordinary proof" in light of a growing backlash against one of his blogs.
On Monday, he had posted what seemed to be evidence that he had Satoshi's key by describing a process that led to the creation of a "digital signature".
But soon after, this was attacked by security researchers who linked the signature to an earlier Satoshi Bitcoin transaction that could be found via a search engine.
Dr Wright subsequently wrote that he was the victim of "false allegations" and would prove his case by both moving the coins and by sharing "independently verifiable documents".
 Still convinced Dr Wright's claims had initially been bolstered by the fact that two senior members of the Bitcoin Foundation - an organisation set up to protect and promote the virtual currency - had said they were convinced he was indeed behind the technology.
Dr Wright had shown Gavin Andresen and Jon Matonis other evidence in private.
He apologised to the two men in his latest blog.
"I know that this weakness will cause great damage to those that have supported me, and particularly to Jon Matonis and Gavin Andresen," he wrote.
"I can only hope that their honour and credibility is not irreparably tainted by my actions. They were not deceived, but I know that the world will never believe that now. I can only say I'm sorry. And goodbye."
Mr Matonis has tweeted that there "won't be another Satoshi".
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The BBC understands that this tweet signifies that Mr Matonis still believes Dr Wright is indeed Satoshi.
 'Chutzpah' "A lot more people in the Bitcoin community are going to be unconvinced of Dr Wright's claims than will believe he is Satoshi, based upon what's happened to date," commented Dr Garrick Hileman, an economic historian at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance.
"But many of the doubters don't want to be convinced. Satoshi has been mythologised and if you pull back the curtain, you shatter a lot of people's fantasies.
"There are very credible people besides Gavin and Jon who still think he is Satoshi - people who are privy to other information and whose judgement I respect.
"But personally, I have more questions than answers at this point."
Security researcher Dan Kaminsky was more sceptical.
"I'm glad it's over," he said.
"I can't believe Wright's last scheme was to demand £5 be sent to the real Satoshi. I wouldn't call that courage but it's definitely chutzpah."
Dr Wright's website no longer contains his original blogs, but only his final message.

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