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Japan may act on Bitcoin: finance minister

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Japan's finance minister said Friday he always thought Bitcoin was suspect and said the country might take action following the apparent collapse of a Tokyo-based exchange for the virtual currency. 

James MacWhyte, a member of bitcoin trading club poses with a bitcoin medal at a club meeting in Tokyo on February 27, 2014

Taro Aso's comments came after chief US central banker Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve had no powers to control the unit, which she said would be very difficult to regulate.

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