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As Bitcoin Takes Off, Regulators Want In

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Digital currency is inching its way onto Wall Street, with a new "bitcoin center" next door to the New York Stock Exchange. As bitcoin gains prominence and popularity, regulators — like New York's Department of Financial Services, which is holding hearings next week — are trying to work out where they figure in this new currency. Joe Nocera of the New York Times talks about the future of bitcoin while Rana Foroohar of Time magazine reports from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. 

And if you still can't get enough of bitcoin, here's some more.

Hosted by:

Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

Contributors:

Rana Foroohar and Joe Nocera

Answers to Questions about Bitcoin, Even Some You Didn't Even Know You Wanted Ask

Bitcoin. It's the latest tech "disruption" because if it's successful it could upend banks, Wall Street and good-old, cold-hard cash. But if it's not all about the Benjamins, then what's it all about?

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