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Entries in Bitcoin (8)

Thursday
Jul272017

FinCEN fines foreign cryptocurrency exchange $110 million for money laundering

The Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network assessed a $110 million civil penalty Wednesday against BTC-e for willfully violating U.S. anti-money laundering laws.

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Monday
Jul242017

Samantha Ezgar: Public officials should be required to disclose their cryptocurrency 

Disclosure rules for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin are seriously lagging at the state and federal level. Without a standardized ethics framework to monitor public officials’ cryptocurrency transactions, potential conflicts of interest and even bribery can arise and remain undetected.

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Monday
Jul212014

New York unveils ‘BitLicense’ framework

Bitcoin image courtesy of Shinji Ikari via YouTubeThe New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) issued a proposed "BitLicense" regulatory framework for virtual currency businesses Thursday, and is asking for public comments on the plan.

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Friday
Jun132014

Pssst. Wanna buy some bitcoins? Talk to the U.S. Marshals

The U.S. government is selling bitcoins worth $18 million through an auction later this month.

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Thursday
Mar132014

Was Mt. Gox a Delaware shell game?

The fraud allegations aimed at Japan-based Mt. Gox, formerly the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, have exposed the possible use of a shell company in Delaware in a way that law enforcement authorities have been concerned about for years.

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Wednesday
Mar122014

Mt. Gox wins bankruptcy protection but fraud allegations fly

Mt. Gox's founder Mark KarpelesMt. Gox, formerly the world's biggest bitcoin exchange, received temporary U.S. bankruptcy protection on Monday that stopped some of the fraud litigation filed against the company.

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Thursday
Jan302014

Bitcoins will be regulated in New York

New York state’s top financial regulator plans to propose rules this year regulating Bitcoin businesses operating in the state.

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Tuesday
Dec032013

New York considers "BitLicenses" to regulate virtual currencies

On November 14, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) announced that it will hold a public hearing on virtual currency regulation soon (date to be determined) in New York City. The goal of regulation is to provide greater security when it comes to its use, while allowing this new technology to grow.

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