[Reuters] Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks and brokerages from handling

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[Reuters] Japan to set bitcoin rules, stop banks and brokerages from handling - 03/04/14 11:48 PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will this week clarify the legal handling of bitcoin, people familiar with the matter said, the first sign that the government is taking action on regulating the virtual currency after the collapse last week of Tokyo-based Mt. Gox, once the world's largest bitcoin exchange.