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Title: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: hilariousandco on July 07, 2014, 11:36:05 AM
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A new blog associated with the Islamic State has said that bitcoin could "enable jihad on a large scale" by sending "millions of dollars" to fighters.

http://news.sky.com/story/1296508/global-jihad-could-be-funded-with-bitcoin

Many more media sites running the same headline.


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: runam0k on July 07, 2014, 11:52:04 AM
All true, to be fair.  I just wish they would report, "Global jihad currently being funded in US dollars."


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: notthematrix on July 07, 2014, 11:53:12 AM
Yeah like , it can be funded by anything!
Jihad is older then bitcoin so no reason to put bicoin in there,
Jihad is never stoped sucsesfully by force only be eductation of the masses.


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: hilariousandco on July 07, 2014, 12:03:21 PM
All true, to be fair.  I just wish they would report, "Global jihad currently being funded in US dollars."

Yeah, it doesn't look good for Bitcoin when they present it in such a fashion, but unfortunately its many legitimate benefits can also be benefits to the nefarious and criminals, but it's not like paper money isn't easily exploited either. The authorities will just have to find a way to adapt and deal with it just like they did and do with fiat money and terrorists etc.


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: FeedbackLoop on July 07, 2014, 12:17:02 PM
On that note its worth remembering the who some of the sponsor where for Thompson Reuters analysis of Bitcoin last year.

Can you say who it was? Thanks!




Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: notthematrix on July 07, 2014, 01:12:47 PM
as a bank you are exempt of AML and KYC...
only its customers have to aply for it,...
thats why you can buy private offshore banking liscence.....
https://www.offshore-manual.com/BankOwnersTutorial.html
rich organisations can do that too.
and are legaly exmpt....
Knowing this its not imaginary that ISIS can buy a banking license in qatar more info you can find here.
http://books.google.nl/books?id=CrPYg-Jlw_UC&pg=PA110&lpg=PA110&dq=offshore+banking+license+qatar&source=bl&ots=9bkEAlhL7s&sig=B1lqb2yQgSE4o4h7na9sSutlWZ0&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZZ66U6nBJISa1AWwkIBA&ved=0CD0Q6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=offshore%20banking%20license%20qatar&f=false this makes all imposed rules useles because the porpose the said they made it for is exempt from it.



Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: Carlton Banks on July 07, 2014, 02:02:25 PM
                          GLOBAL JIHAD PROMOTED ACROSS WESTERN PRESS
                                   MIDDLE EAST: "WHAT, THOSE SAUDI GUYS WITH THE US WEAPONS?"


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: LiteCoinGuy on July 07, 2014, 02:31:09 PM
thought this kind of storys would appear sooner  ::)


Title: Re: [2014-7-7] Global Jihad Could Be Funded With Bitcoin [Sky News]
Post by: DooMAD on July 07, 2014, 02:39:48 PM
Sky News == Fox News.  Make of that what you will.  Anything owned by Murdoch is going to spew out negative headlines.  But even the general media feel compelled to put out stories like this because "cash used to fund terrorism" isn't going to grab anyone's attention.  We could blame the media for that, but in reality it's the public's fault for finding sensationalist "journalism" so appealing.  Scandal, whether justified or not, is always more interesting than facts and figures.