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Bitcoin gains legal, financial interest

The digital currency has come to the forefront of legal concern for the U.S. government after the BitInstant CEO's arrest

Bitcoin has piqued the interest of everyone in Silicon Valley, many people on Wall Street, and now a handful of government officials who are trying to figure out ways to regulate the digital currency. At a hearing in New York City on January 28 and 29, investors and policy makers gathered to discuss the future of the virtual currency, at which investors have propounded upon Bitcoin's legitimacy.

Reports quote the Winklevoss twins -- two Silicon Valley frontrunners who invest in technology enterprises and have been headlining promotion of Bitcoin as a legitimate currency -- as their enthusiastic selves with regard to Bitcoin's place in the U.S. government:

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