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Russian authorities have issued warnings against using Bitcoin, saying the virtual currency could be used for money laundering or financing terrorism and that treating it as a parallel currency is illegal. Systems for anonymous payments and cyber currencies that have gained considerable circulation – including the most well-known, Bitcoin – are money substitutes and cannot […]

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Earlier this week, US authorities charged Ross Ulbricht, the alleged mastermind of the online drug marketplace Silk Road, with conspiracy to commit computer hacking, narcotics conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, and money laundering. He has pleaded not guilty to all charges. According to Forbes, Ulbrichts defense lawyer hinted that they might attack the […]

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By Emily Flitter NEW YORK (Reuters) – The vice chairman of the Bitcoin Foundation, a trade group promoting the adoption of the digital currency, has been charged by U.S. prosecutors with conspiring to commit money laundering by helping to funnel cash to illicit online drugs bazaar Silk Road. Charlie Shrem, who had financial backing from […]

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