29 Mar '17, 3pm

Bitcoin entrepreneur Amir Taaki quizzed over fighting in Syria

A London-based software developer and "hacker" has revealed he is under police investigation after going to Syria to fight so-called Islamic State. Amir Taaki, 29, a leading developer of online currency Bitcoin, was once named by Forbes as one of the most influential young people in technology. Mr Taaki told the BBC he returned to the UK from Syria in 2016 and has spent the past 12 months on police bail. The Foreign Office warns people not to travel to Syria for any reason. What is Bitcoin? Hiding currency in the dark wallet Kurds declare federal system in Syria "When I discovered Rojava [the term Kurds use to refer to northern or Syrian Kurdistan] I felt I had to go there," he told the BBC. "At first, I was completely scared - I thought I was going to die. "I got sent to the frontline. I had no training, and I was given a Kalashnikov. I learnt how to use a gun on the way,...

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