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Bitcoin is officially a commodity, says US regulator

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UNDER SCRUTINY: The CFTC is bringing dealings in Bitcoin, long prized for its anonymity, into the light.

New York

VIRTUAL money is officially a commodity, just like crude oil or wheat.

So says the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which on Thursday announced that it had filed and settled charges against a Bitcoin exchange for facilitating the trading of option contracts on

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