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The New York district judge presiding over the criminal case against Ross Ulbricht, the alleged creator of underground online drug market Silk Road, has decreed that cryptocurrency Bitcoin is functionally the same thing as real money. Ulbricht had argued that he could not be charged for money laundering for his alleged part in creating Silk Road, […]

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SINGAPORE – Singapore’s central bank said Thursday it will regulate “intermediaries” for the Bitcoin virtual currency to prevent them from being used for money laundering and terrorist financing. Intermediaries such as Bitcoin exchanges and operators of vending machines were “particularly vulnerable” to being used for such purposes, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) said in […]

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Many online criminals target dating sites to find unwitting accomplices for money laundering and other schemes. An unrealistically beautiful person contacts you via a dating site or other social media profile. He — its usually a he, according to the FBI — might even send you flowers or other small gifts.

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