It's bad, the news says so
Here's a recent article that appeared in The Independent newspaper 26 Dec:
The first thing it does is to associate alternative currencies with white supremacists. It quickly goes on to mention terrorists and criminals:
“And it runs contrary to the very fundamentals of the transparency and accountability that we’ve tried to build for the last three decades to tackle terrorism, human trafficking, money-laundering and many other types of criminal activity.”
Here's a good one:
"This ability to financially disrupt, disable and dismantle nefarious networks, is crucial to US national security, USTreasury officials say. "
It goes on with more:
"...and refers to bitcoin as a revolutionary innovation that’s “breathtaking in its ambition” and striking for its “attempt to overthrow a sovereign authority.” "
I suspect a move against Bitcoin in the near future, after a few more articles to prepare us for an extension to the continuous war on terror.