`` A bank has taken matters a step further and simply blocked most of its customers from buying bitcoins at exchanges. According to an article in the Dutch press, Rabobank cancelled 99% of its customers' transactions with bitcoin exchanges on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rabobank did not give a reason for this, but a spokesperson for Dutch bitcoin exchange BTCNext said it was because transactions are seen as potential fraud.'' -- This is probably the real reason the US fed gov gave such an easy-going appraisal of bitcoin last week -- they can just have their banking-industry cronies (try to) shut it down as proxies!

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