14 Aug '13, 8am

Virtual Currency: Probe Into Bitcoin Launched

A US Senate committee has launched investigations into Bitcoin and other virtual currencies amid concerns over criminal activity and national security. The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs has written to major financial regulators and law enforcement agencies asking about the "threats and risks related to virtual currency". Virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, are used in online transactions that are not monitored by traditional financial institutions. The Senate's letter raised concerns that virtual currencies "can be sent nearly anonymously, leaving little or no trail for regulators or enforcement agencies". "Their near anonymous and decentralised nature has also attracted criminals who value few things more than being allowed to operate in the shadows," the senators wrote. The letter was sent to the US Department of Justice, the Federal Reserv...

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Bitcoin: Probe Into Virtual Currency Launched

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Senate committee launches inquiry in Bitcoin

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