13 Aug '13, 11pm

New York's Financial Services Subpoenas Bitcoin Firms To “Root Out Illegal Activity”

“We have also seen instances where the cloak of anonymity provided by virtual currencies has helped support dangerous criminal activity, such as drug smuggling, money laundering, gun running, and child pornography,” Financial Services superintendent Benjamin M. Lawsky said in a statement. ”Taking steps to root out illegal activity is both a legal and business imperative for virtual currency firms,” he added later in the statement.

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