Cryptocurrencies: Governments still divided on regulating digital tokens

A motor repair shop that accepts cryptocurrency payments in El Salvador. Last month, the country became the world’s first to officially adopt Bitcoin as legal tender. PHOTO: REUTERS
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BEIJING - It seems like cryptocurrencies have arrived at the fork on the road.

A small but growing number of countries and companies are testing to see if they can be safely accepted by retailers but security risks, a lack of consumer protection and worries about financial crime continue to bedevil their usage.

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