26 Aug '13, 5pm

U.S. regulators, Bitcoin group to discuss digital currency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. regulators and law enforcement agencies are expected to meet on Monday with an advocacy group for Bitcoin , a digital currency that has been under fire for its purported role in facilitating anonymous money transfers and supporting online purchases of illegal street drugs. The meeting in Washington was arranged by the Treasury Department 's anti-money laundering unit at the request of the Bitcoin Foundation , an advocacy group of Bitcoin-related businesses. It will be an opportunity for wide-ranging discussions about the digital currency, a Treasury official said. Bitcoins, which have been around since 2008, first came under scrutiny by law enforcement officials in mid-2011 after media reports surfaced linking the digital currency to the Silk Road online marketplace where marijuana, heroin, LSD and other illicit drugs are sold. In recent months,...

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