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February 23, 2017, 03:38:11 AM
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West Virginia Lawmakers Want to Make Bitcoin Money Laundering a Felony
Legislators in West Virginia want to make it a felony to launder money with bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

West Virginia House Bill 2585, introduced yesterday, updates the state's money laundering statutes in several ways, including the addition of a definition for "cryptocurrency", which it then includes in the state's definition of a "monetary instrument".

While stopping short of deeming it money, the inclusion is a notable one given the recent push among state legislatures to draft new laws around the technology.

As the bill states:

"'Cryptocurrency' means digital currency in which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, and which operates independently of a central bank."

Those convicted of money laundering in West Virginia face as many as 15 years in prison depending on the charge, as well as thousands of dollars in fines.

Public records indicate that the measure has strong support among members of the legislature, with a total of 11 sponsors and co-sponsors signed on, according to data from LegiScan. The bill has been sent to the West Virginia House Judiciary Committee for further deliberation.

Representatives in Arizona, North Dakota and other US states have pursued a raft of proposals since the start of the year, though the West Virginia bill is the first recent one to focus directly on money laundering.
link:http://www.coindesk.com/west-virginia-lawmakers-want-make-bitcoin-money-laundering-felony/

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February 23, 2017, 11:38:08 AM
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There is now physical difference between a mixer and a exchange form network point of view.
making it imposible to see if bitcoin is traded or mixed.



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February 23, 2017, 12:46:22 PM
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There is now physical difference between a mixer and a exchange form network point of view.
making it imposible to see if bitcoin is traded or mixed.

But the customer access differs, a mixer usually doesn't require KYC/AML conformity from their customers. Hardly by coincidence, if one ponders their reason of existance.
Maybe we will see true off shore exchangers some day.

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February 23, 2017, 01:29:44 PM
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There is now physical difference between a mixer and a exchange form network point of view.
making it imposible to see if bitcoin is traded or mixed.

But the customer access differs, a mixer usually doesn't require KYC/AML conformity from their customers. Hardly by coincidence, if one ponders their reason of existance.
Maybe we will see true off shore exchangers some day.

Well cryto 2 crypto exchanges do not require KYC.
from networ point of view you can not know witch adresses belong to what Smiley
espacialy change adresses created by the network to return btc back....
Well the feeling I get is that politics want something so "tech class" sell it to them , knowing what they want cant be done.
but they political class does not listen (or dont realey care) as long as it looks like it can be done its ok....
 



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