It turns out that Bitcoin is not getting lost after all. It is true that the raid of the Australian self-proclaimed founder of Bitcoin was in the news earlier in 2015, but the virtual currency is very far from losing ground. 1 BTC (100,000,000 Satoshi) at the time of this writing is worth $10004.98.

Bitcoin job openings are literally everywhere

On the startup jobs market AngelList, Bitcoin startups are generally offering a variety of positions for bitcoin developers and experts on Bitcoin, with interesting titles and job descriptions, including “Bitcoin Junkie," Bitcoin reporter or journalist, and Bitcoin Generalist.

The term Bitcoin has many guises: Cryptocurrency, Virtual Currency, and Digital Currency.

A recent job opening posted in relation to the us postal service included an “Intelligence Gathering Specialist," a position at the US Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). The USPIS preference was detailed last month on Bitcoin’s news section, “Candidates shall be capable of performing a prioritized assessment of the data to identify the most critical and reliable data in order to identify bitcoins, locations, accounts, services, travels, email address, IP addresses and other patterns of life data in an effort to determine physical attribution of an Internet identity.”

China, India, and countries in Asia are beginning to take notice of the possibility of a cryptocurrency really becoming the currency of the Internet in the near future.

Governments are not in charge of Bitcoin Blockchains

In the case of several countries, such as Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, the governments have been seen as panicky in their responses to Bitcoin. In the UAE, the government has had to clarify that the ban on Bitcoin was false, after previously issuing contradicting statements. The Nigerian government has been reported as banning the currency, only to later on clarify that the Central Bank of Nigeria is now requesting regulations and guidelines for the use of cryptocurrencies in Nigeria.

Mubarak Rashid Khamis Al Mansouri, Governor of the Central Bank, issued a confirmation on January 1, saying, “These regulations do not cover ‘virtual currency,' which is defined as any type of digital unit used as a medium of exchange, a unit of account or a form of stored value. In this context, these regulations do not apply to Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies, currency exchanges or underlying technology such as Blockchain.”

Days after the statement was issued, Bitcoin’s price soared to US$1072.14.

It continues to fluctuate in what seems to be the highest prices for Bitcoin since 2013.

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