I’m not surprised that our government wants their share. Every king, emperor, or other leader has demanded their due from what their followers have made. In this case, it seems that many agencies are gearing up with their hand out for more, not just in share, but control. In an ironic move, their desire for more may actually reduce the value of crypto, as evidenced by a volatile week in digital currency speculations.

With bitcoin, dogecoin and other cryptocurrencies on a wild ride, regulators are looking at everything from banking to trading to tax regulations.