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The World Is Watching: Can WannaCry's Creators Cash Out Their Bitcoin Ransom?
Bitcoins amassed by those behind the huge malware attack are being watched by the authorities. Can they retrieve the funds and not get caught?
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Why Bitcoin’s Bad Reputation is in the Eye of the Beholder
In this opinion piece, a bitcoin industry founder seeks to unpack the digital currency's lingering reputation issues.
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UK Treasury: Digital Currencies Pose Lowest Money Laundering Risk
Digital currencies were deemed a “low” risk for money laundering and terrorism financing in a report published last month by the UK government.
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Police Return Funds Seized from Bitcoin Trader
A Scottish bitcoin trader had thousands of pounds returned to him after they were seized by police during a money laundering investigation in May.
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FATF: Regulate Virtual Currency Exchanges to Counter Crime Risks
Digital currency exchanges and gateways need to be tightly regulated to prevent money laundering and terrorism financing, says the latest FATF report.
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Europol Report Connects Anonymous Digital Currencies to Dark Net Crime
A new report by Europol examines the role of bitcoin in money laundering schemes and dark net organised crime.
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Italian Authorities Issue Bitcoin Warnings, Urge Regulation
Three Italian institutions have issued new warnings on bitcoin, calling for legislation to eliminate regulatory ambiguity and illicit use.
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Bank of Russia: Bitcoin Should Not Be Rejected
The Bank of Russia issued new statements suggesting it is still evaluating its treatment of bitcoin and digital currencies.
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The Bitcoin Word Game
How specific words and phrases are being crafted in an attempt to shape the public's perception of bitcoin.
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Why Know-Your-Customer Rules Won't Work With Bitcoin
Know Your Customer rules exemplify why moulding bitcoin into the current regulatory framework won't work, argues Ariel Deschapell.
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