12 Aug '13, 2pm

Bitcoin breakdown: US bank regulator probes virtual currency

Bitcoin breakdown: US bank regulator probes virtual currency

Companies will be asked to provide the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) with data and information, as they prepare to draft state guidelines on virtual currencies, the WSJ reported, citing familiar sources. "If virtual currencies remain a virtual Wild West for narcotraffickers and other criminals, that would not only threaten our country's national security, but also the very existence of the virtual currency industry as a legitimate business enterprise," according to a draft memo obtained by the daily. The memo will be released Monday and will also address customer protection measures.

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