""The clear ends of Bitcoin for either transacting in illegal goods and services or speculative gambling make me weary of its use," Manchin, who sits on the Senate Banking Committee, concludes."
Sure, and nobody, but NOBODY, uses the US dollar(or any other form of national currency) for transacting in illegal goods & services or speculative gambling.
Sheesh, Joe, get a grip already. Nobody is forced to use Bitcoin. If someone loses their shirt on Bitcoin, what's that to you? Grow up.