Bitcoin (virtual currency) coins placed on Dollar banknotes are seen in this illustration picture, November 6, 2017. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration
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Donald Trump expressed his mistrust of cryptocurrency late Thursday, saying it was "not money" and warning that those wishing to join the trade would have to abide by banking regulations.Cryptocurrency has flourished since Bitcoin launched in 2009 . But when Facebook unveiled plans last month for its own virtual currency, libra, the announcement rattled financial regulators the world over.With more than 2 billion Facebook users, the social media giant's cryptocurrency -- which is slated for a 2020 launch and already has multiple partners -- could completely disrupt the financial world.
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