15 May '13, 8pm

US Officials Freeze An Account Linked to Bitcoin Exchange..

BY JEFFREY SPARSHOTT AND ROBIN SIDEL WASHINGTON—U.S. officials dealt a blow to the fledgling digital currency called Bitcoin, freezing an account tied to the largest Bitcoin exchange just months after regulators warned such entities should follow traditional anti-money laundering rules. The Department of Homeland Security obtained a warrant Tuesday to seize an account tied to Mt. Gox, a Tokyo-based exchange that says it handles 80% of all Bitcoin trading. The warrant alleges the company and a subsidiary were conducting transactions "as part of an unlicensed money service business." The scrutiny comes after the Treasury Department ruled in March that firms ...

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arstechnica.com 14 May '13, 10pm

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