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Bitcoin Spawns China Virtual IPOs as U.S. Scrutiny Deepens: Tech

The Bitcoin craze is reaching new heights in China.

Sun Minjie is a 28-year-old Internet worker who lives in Beijing. Eager to profit from growing demand for the digital currency, Sun has invested more than $3,000 in a company called 796 Xchange Ltd., an online exchange for trading stocks and other financial instruments related to Bitcoin, where initial public offerings are also being held.