Bitcoin gains more authenticity among legislators and tradition monetary companies. For instance, Japan passed a law to accept bitcoin as a legal payment method, [ 115] and Russia has revealed that it will legislate the usage of cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin.  And Norway's largest online bank, Skandiabanken, incorporates bitcoin accounts. 
In July 2016, scientists published a paper revealing that by November 2013 bitcoin commerce was not driven by "sin" activities however instead by genuine business.  Uber changed to bitcoin in Argentina after the federal government blocked charge card companies from dealing with Uber. 
On 11 August 2013, the Bitcoin Structure revealed that a bug in a pseudorandom number generator within the Android os had been made use of to steal from wallets created by Android apps; fixes were supplied 13 August 2013. 
In January 2012, bitcoin was included as the main topic within a fictionalized trial on the CBS legal drama The Excellent Other half in the third-season episode "Bitcoin for Dummies". The host of CNBC's Mad Cash, Jim Cramer, played himself in a courtroom scene where he testifies that he doesn't consider bitcoin a true currency, stating "There's no reserve bank to manage it; it's digital and functions completely peer to peer".  According to Vitalik Buterin, an author for Bitcoin Publication, "bitcoin's fate in Thailand might provide the electronic currency more credibility in some circles", but he was worried it didn't bode well for bitcoin in China. Prior to disappearing from any involvement in bitcoin, Nakamoto in a sense handed over the reins explanation to developer Gavin Andresen, who then became the bitcoin lead designer at the Bitcoin Foundation, the 'anarchic' bitcoin neighborhood's closest thing to a main public face. On 19 June 2011, a security breach of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange caused the small cost of a bitcoin to fraudulently drop to one cent on the Mt. Gox exchange, after a hacker used credentials from a Mt. Gox auditor's compromised computer see page system unlawfully to transfer a big number of bitcoins to himself. According to Vitalik Buterin, a writer for Bitcoin Magazine, "bitcoin's fate in Thailand might give the electronic currency more reliability in some circles", but he was worried it didn't bode well for bitcoin in China. At other times, bitcoin exchanges have shut down, taking their clients' bitcoins with them. Prior to vanishing from any participation in bitcoin, Nakamoto in a sense handed over the reins to developer Gavin Andresen, who then ended up being the bitcoin lead developer at the Bitcoin Foundation, the 'anarchic' bitcoin neighborhood's closest thing to an internet official public face. On 19 June 2011, a security breach of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange caused the nominal rate of a bitcoin to fraudulently drop to one cent on the Mt. Gox exchange, after a hacker utilized credentials from a Mt. Gox auditor's compromised computer system illegally to move a large number of bitcoins to himself. In September 2012, Bitfloor, a bitcoin exchange, likewise reported being hacked, with 24,000 bitcoins (worth about US$ 250,000) stolen.