How to mine bitcoin with your smartphone

By Mike KriegerThe US government is banning the use of Bitcoin in the United States, according to the government’s cybersecurity advisory group.

The Department of Homeland Security issued a cybersecurity advisory Wednesday morning, saying Bitcoin mining was illegal under federal law.

The advisory also states that anyone who tries to use Bitcoin as a currency “is subject to criminal penalties.”

The advisory says that anyone using Bitcoin to buy goods and services must be a licensed vendor.

Bitcoin mining has long been controversial.

In 2014, the currency’s price plummeted after a Bitcoin exchange lost more than $400 million.

In August, the US Federal Reserve began to ban Bitcoin trading in its own money.

Last week, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee passed a bill that would ban Bitcoin exchanges and other virtual currency businesses.