Bitcoins is taken as merchandise in the United States of America.
For the first time in 2009 and currently used in a wide variety of online trading (especially in the deep web), Bitcoin is gaining a lot of popularity and strides in North America; this is one of the reasons why the United States has decided to regulate it. However, it has not done so as a regular currency, but as a commodity. That is, this known cryptocoin is now and officially "a commodity with which to trade," a "raw material" at the same level as wheat, gold, coffee and oil, for example.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission or CFTC, the US regulator of this sector, has decided to consider this virtual money that currently amounts to about 2000 US dollars as a commodity or commodity for the country's regular economy.
Its decision is the result of a national dispute with various companies responsible for the exchange of bitcoins, which offer its users the possibility of buying, selling and exchanging such currency.
According to the director of the CFTC, Aitan Goelman "although there is great enthusiasm around Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, innovation should not serve as an excuse for those operating in this context do not meet standards identical to the rest Of participants in commodity derivatives markets. Its regulation carried out by the United States Treasury that included it in the currency category sets a precedent and obliges platforms in charge of buying and selling bitcoins in this North American country to register in some of the markets of raw materials of the country To control it.
An action that could make the transactions with Bitcoins more expensive in the near future, since anonymity allowed them to be cheaper and, indeed, was one of its great attractions. The transactions of Bitcoin are registered publicly, the transactions are pseudonymous, because in principle one does not know to whom it belongs, and that will be so always, no regulation can change that. What actually allows transitions with bitcoins to be more economical is the non-existence of intermediary, third person, but it is a handshake p2p.