Is this legal?
Almost certainly. There is no law prohibiting the writing of cryptocurrency software. The number of cryptocurrencies that have been created to date is on the order of a hundred, and to my knowledge no one has ever gotten in legal trouble for creating one. When cryptocurrencies are used as money, it is possible to do illegal things with them, ranging from buying drugs to running investment scams. However, the fact that the test cryptocurrency units produced in this experiment are not used as money by anyone, and will not be bought, sold, invested in, or otherwise exchanged for money, goods, or services means that the risk of legal issues associated with this experiment is very low.
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