14 May '13, 10am

UK taxmen, police and spies look at Bitcoin threat - Financial Times

UK taxmen, police and spies look at Bitcoin threat - Financial Times

Bitcoin has come on to the radar of the UK government, with officials gathering in London on Monday to discuss the security threats and tax concerns posed by the digital currency . About 50 civil servants from HM Revenue & Customs, the Serious Organised Crime Agency, Home Office and GCHQ – the intelligence listening service – held a one-day conference which examined how Bitcoin works and how criminals might seek to exploit the electronic cash system, which is currently unregulated by any financial authority. Read for free If you enjoy currency articles like these, register today on FT.com to see up to eight free stories a month More On this story Q&A Why fear Bitcoin? US regulators eye Bitcoin supervision Virtual currencies threaten to go viral IG set to widen market for Bitcoin bets Gillian Tett Wake up to the #Twitter effect on markets IN UK Politics & Policy Westminster...

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