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EU Report: Digital Currency Use by Organized Criminals Is 'Rare'
A newly released report from the European Commission suggests there is relatively little virtual currency use among organized crime groups.
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IMF's Lagarde Touts Distributed Ledger as Defense Against Terror
The head of one of the world's largest financial organizations has issued new comments addressing blockchain trends.
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Forfeit Your Bitcoin? Congressional Bill Draws Fire Over Border Check Rules
A group of influential US senators want to see digital currency holdings declared at the border – and advocates of the tech are pushing back.
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US House Committee to Hold Virtual Currency Hearing
The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee is holding a hearing on virtual currencies this week.
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US National Security Advisor: Bitcoin Needs to Be Understood, Not Feared
A US think tank that advises the US government is exploring the threats bitcoin poses to national security, but also its benefits.
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US Congress to Announce Study on Virtual Currency Link to Terrorism Today
A US Congressional subcommittee is developing a bill to study the use of digital currencies by terrorists, CoinDesk has learned.
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Europol: No Confirmed Evidence Linking Islamic State to Bitcoin
Europol has found that there is no evidence to back up reports linking the Islamic State (IS) to the use of bitcoin.
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US Think Tank: Terrorists and Cartels May Abuse Digital Currencies
A US government-funded think tank has released a new report that explores how nonstate actors could issue their own digital currencies.
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SWIFT: Bitcoin Regulation in the EU Won't Happen Soon
The European Union (EU) is years away from implementing a consistent framework for cryptocurrency regulation, according to a new report by SWIFT.
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Bitcoin, Paris and Terrorism: What the Media Got Wrong
Bitcoin became embroiled in a debate about the financing of terrorism following the Paris attacks which resulted in over 100 deaths.
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