12 Aug '13, 4am

NY regulator issue subpoenas to firms tied to Bitcoin: WSJ

(Reuters) - New York's top banking regulator has issued subpoenas to several companies associated with Bitcoin as part of an inquiry into business practices of the virtual currency industry, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter. The subpoenas issued by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) seek information on antimoney laundering programs, consumer protection measures and investment strategies among other topics, the Journal said. Companies that received subpoenas include Coinbase Inc, BitInstant and Coinsetter, the newspaper said. (link.reuters.com/pet32v ) Jaron Lukasiewicz, chief executive of Coinsetter, said in an email to the WSJ that the information request is "an opportunity for companies in our space to open up a much needed dialogue with regulators." He added that the regulator will find that most companies are wor...

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/12/us-digitalcurre...

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