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July 24, 2011, 02:02:54 PM
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http://www.svd.se/naringsliv/droger-kan-bli-ny-natvalutas-fall_6344758.svd

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Drugs may be new net currency fall

July 24, 2011 at 11:51, Updated: 24 July 2011 at 14:55

A new currency is emerging on the Internet. Net currency Bitcoin traded without middlemen and fees and expected by users challenge current banking system. But U.S. politicians now want to prohibit Bitcoin when they suspect that the anonymous and highly encrypted currency used by drug dealers.
Netdrugexpert Cecilia Fant of the Criminal Investigation Department says that a similar ban may be the case also in Sweden.

I haven't seen any English sources reporting on this though?

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July 24, 2011, 02:05:17 PM
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with that approach I guess prohibiting fiat currencies must be already in the works..
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July 24, 2011, 02:08:56 PM
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I request the dollar to be prohibited because it's widely used by drug dealers!
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July 24, 2011, 02:16:48 PM
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But whyyyy?<sarcasm>  Bitcoin is the only way I can make money because there aren't any jobs out there!
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July 24, 2011, 02:17:06 PM
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Why not just prohibit drugs?  Oh...
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July 24, 2011, 02:30:15 PM
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Bitcoin is not a currency by legal meaning, so they would need to ban any barter made without government issued fiat currency. It is almost impossible, or U.S. became new North Korea.

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July 24, 2011, 03:00:42 PM
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Bunch of pretentious morons. How does that saying go again? I think it's "Mind your own business."

These guys need to get off their high chairs pretending like they're doing the world a favor with their policing. I don't live in the US, but it must not feel too nice being treated as though the government is just baby-sitting a bunch of fuckin toddlers.

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July 24, 2011, 03:02:59 PM
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Billions of dollars are laundered from drug trade, prostitution, organ trade, sex trafficking and many other things. the only thing they ever heard bitcoin was used for was silk road.

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July 24, 2011, 03:04:55 PM
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yawn, this is old info on Schumer-punk from months ago.
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July 24, 2011, 03:05:23 PM
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Billions of dollars are laundered from drug trade, prostitution, organ trade, sex trafficking and many other things. the only thing they ever heard bitcoin was used for was silk road.

they hear what they want to hear.
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July 24, 2011, 03:25:05 PM
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Billions of dollars are laundered from drug trade, prostitution, organ trade, sex trafficking and many other things. the only thing they ever heard bitcoin was used for was silk road.

they hear what they want to hear.

I think they've been spending too much time on the internet. Maybe they should take a look at their streets and start there before trying to bully the entire world.

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July 24, 2011, 03:26:03 PM
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I think they've been spending too much time on the internet. Maybe they should take a look at their streets and start there before trying to bully the entire world.

If they did that then they would actually be working.

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July 24, 2011, 03:33:39 PM
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This could also be considered good news. Originally they thought bitcoin and silk road were the same thing. The fact they are differentiating between them means they are coming along in their understanding.

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