Bitcoin values have reached as high as $29 per, though is usually in the $18 range.
Had Allinvain cashed all his Bitcoin at once, it would have flooded the market with currency and dropped the value of all Bitcoin dramatically, Schneider told The Register.
U.S. lawmakers alarmed at non-official sources of currency have been investigating Bitcoin recently, though they have taken no action.
They may not have to.
With a pool small enough for one person to either swamp the market or lose a significant chunk of the Bitcoins available, digital cash unsecured by any government, unmonitored for confirmation by any authority and uninsured by any financial institution may not survive long enough to become a problem.