Trying to hide money in bitcoin ought be seen as tax evasion
Why? If the government said that some things aren't taxed and you use those things to reduce your taxes, how is that *your* fault and not the government's fault?
Because you haven't the made the "right" political money contributions, or you might belong to a currently politically un-favored race/class/religion/ideology/private business sector, or believe that government should not trample the Constitution/BOR at it's whim, etc.
There is no rule of law anymore. The Federal government has grown far too large and powerful, and nobody but the occasional scapegoat is ever punished for blatantly-criminal and illegal acts, including murders. They hardly bother to hide it anymore.
There is only rule of & by political expedience in the US anymore. And, political expedience has no rules except to benefit politicians at your ultimate expense, which you might be forced to pay in your wealth,.your liberty, your hopes & dreams for yourself and your children, or your and/or your family's lives. Or in all of the above. But, you and everyone else will pay.
If a central government grows powerful enough to make it worth the risk to corrupt, it will become corrupt, and in rough proportion to the amount of power & control the government has, and will at some point become a positive-feedback loop.
Another thing history has proven again and again is that if a government achieves the power and ability to enslave it's people, it will.
That's why the Constitution was really a plan for a distributed network, only a network to distribute the exercise of government power instead of data, but still very similar in basic security principles to a simple computer network, like avoiding having a central point of commend/control that, if compromised, compromises the entire system. That is exactly what has happened to the US over the last 100 years as the Federal government has grown so massive and gained so many new powers while infringing ever-more on the BOR with every passing day.
The political/ideological versions of malware/botnet criminals have compromised and rooted the "central command & control server" that the US Federal Government has become. It needs to be re-imaged to the last verified and tested-clean version, and returned to it's former minor place in the power network.