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May 14, 2012, 09:48:25 PM
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FBI: That Bitcoin Report Was Authentic, But It Wasn’t Leaked by Us
The FBI has its eye on Bitcoin.


Adrianne Jeffries
2012-05-14

http://www.betabeat.com/2012/05/14/fbi-that-bitcoin-report-was-authentic-but-it-wasnt-leaked-by-us/

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 Betabeat, Wired, and a number of blogs ran with the story without confirming the report’s authenticity, but today we got a call back from the FBI. “It is legitimate, but it was not leaked by the government,” an FBI representative told Betabeat.

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All in all, the report leaves little impression that the FBI is afraid of Bitcoin or considers it an extraordinary threat, though it does note that “If Bitcoin stabilizes and grows in popularity, it will become an increasingly useful tool for various illegal activities beyond the cyber realm,” citing child pornography, human trafficking, gambling and terrorism.

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Fascinating.  Report confirmed then, for all the naysayers.  :p
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May 14, 2012, 09:58:13 PM
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Fascinating.  Report confirmed then, for all the naysayers.  :p
Since when does the FBI confirm leaks? Maybe it is a fake leak... dun dun dun











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May 14, 2012, 10:02:47 PM
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Fascinating.  Report confirmed then, for all the naysayers.  :p
Since when does the FBI confirm leaks? Maybe it is a fake leak... dun dun dun



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That was my first thought and it's probably true, I dunno.

But obviously (right?) they wouldn't say they wrote it if they didn't so it isn't 'fake'.

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May 14, 2012, 10:08:27 PM
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There wasn't anything really "classified" about it so they probably aren't too concerned. The impression I got was if they found the person responsible the reprimand might go something like: "Hey, don't do that again, okay?"

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