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Sensing that it needs a voice in Washington, Falcon Global Capital, a San Diego-based Bitcoin fund, filed lobbying registration paperwork last week.
Some lawmakers have spoken out against Bitcoin in the wake of such black eyes as the Silk Road drug website (which used Bitcoin for payments) and the collapse of the Mt. Gox exchange, lost 750,000 customer bitcoins. Falcon figured a lobbyist could dispel misconceptions and educate lawmakers on the potential of Bitcoin.