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Title: [2016-05-27] Members of the European Parliament just voted to introduce a ....
Post by: LiteCoinGuy on May 27, 2016, 06:14:28 AM
Members of the European Parliament just voted to introduce a bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulator

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for the creation of a cryptocurrency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism.

http://www.cityam.com/242051/members-of-the-european-parliament-just-voted-to-introduce-a-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrency-regulator


Title: Re: [2016-05-27] Members of the European Parliament just voted to introduce a ....
Post by: Karartma1 on May 27, 2016, 06:31:05 AM
Members of the European Parliament just voted to introduce a bitcoin and cryptocurrency regulator

Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have called for the creation of a cryptocurrency watchdog to combat money laundering and terrorism.

http://www.cityam.com/242051/members-of-the-european-parliament-just-voted-to-introduce-a-bitcoin-and-cryptocurrency-regulator

Of course, the bad guys use bitcoin and who else uses bitcoin?

Read below from John Lanchester

After the Silk Road shut down
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the FBI became one of the world’s larger owners of bitcoin, because it seized the site’s considerable assets: 144,000 bitcoin, worth £43.9 million at today’s prices. It was a point of interest what it would do with them, and a point of danger, too, since it seemed possible that once the new currency had the attention of the authorities, they might conclude that this extra-governmental, anonymous, untraceable money was, in and of its own nature, illegal. Instead, what the FBI did, after thinking for a bit, was what it does to other confiscated assets: auction them off. The implicit point was not missed: the Feds say bitcoin is legal. It follows that bitcoin has legitimate uses. That was a strong message. Bitcoin emerged from Silk Road in better shape than ever.