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Find out if bitcoin is illegal in your country

Europe and North America are particularly friendly to bitcoin, for now.
By Christopher Mims
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Programmer Zachary Taylor just debuted Bitlegal, a site that makes it easy to see how closely regulated bitcoin is in your country. It just went live, so the information is a bit patchy, but a pattern already leaps out: Countries that don’t do much to control their currencies (in green) could care less about bitcoin, at least for now. Others, like China and Thailand (in yellow and red) are heavily regulating the alternative cryptocurrency.

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