13 Aug '13, 12am

Bitcoin comes under scrutiny from New York regulators

Bitcoin comes under scrutiny from New York regulators

New York state regulators are seeking more information on Bitcoin and other virtual currencies to both regulate and add extra safeguards to the nascent industry. The state's Department of Financial Services issued subpoenas to about 12 people and companies that have been associated with virtual currencies, according to The Wall Street Journal . The subpoenas, which legally require people or companies to hand over information, were issued to venture capitalist Marc Andreessen, the Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss twins , Coinbase, BitInstant, Coinsetter, and others. According to the Journal, the DFS is especially looking for information on antimony-laundering programs, consumer-protection measures, and investment strategies. Of all virtual currencies, Bitcoin is probably the most well-known. While it's been around since 2009, it didn't really get going until 2011 when it was wo...

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