Are there any countries which currently block or plan to block Bitcoin? If anyone has enough reputation to edit this, maybe add "censorship" or maybe "freedom" as a tag because i can't.
It seems that Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) of the U.S. senate sought a law criminalizing it back in 2011. Guess the media moved on and the law stalled.
There are also countries like Venezuela, which criminalize exchange of a 'foreign currency', under the Foreign Exchange Crime Act. Essentially, this is so they can pretend that bolivars are worth more than they really are.
Now, is bitcoin a 'foreign currency'?