14 Aug '13, 1am

Senate committee launches inquiry in Bitcoin

Senate committee launches inquiry in Bitcoin

Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are getting hit from all sides by U.S. regulators. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security is the newest group to look into the practices of upstart virtual currencies. The committee sent inquiry letters to all major financial regulators and law enforcement agencies on Monday, according to The New York Times . The letters asked the regulators and agencies about the "threats and risks related to virtual currency." One of the people involved in the committee's investigation told The New York Times, "This is something that is clearly not going away and it demands a whole government response." Digital currencies aren't regulated, which is what worries government regulators. The virtual money can be manipulated or used to launder other types of money. Also, an all-digital currency allows people to evade various countries' currency controls...

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Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

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Bitcoin and other virtual currencies are getting hit from all sides by U.S. regulators. The Senate Committee on Homeland S...

Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other virtual currencies

Senate panel launches inquiry in Bitcoin, other...

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