29 Jan '14, 8pm

Bitcoin Investors Urge Restraint at Regulatory Hearing

Bitcoin Investors Urge Restraint at Regulatory Hearing

The New York State Department of Financial Services held its first of two public hearings yesterday to discuss the regulation of Bitcoin. The discussion comes at a turbulent time for the cryptocurrency, and the stakes are high for both investors betting on Bitcoin-based ventures and authorities seeking to prevent criminal operators from exploiting the privacy afforded by virtual currencies. With the arrest this Sunday of Charlie Shrem—a high-profile Bitcoin advocate who is heavily invested in the cryptocurrency (sources tell me he recently bought a plane with his crypto-bling)—New York prosecutors seemed to prove that they have both the will and the means to police illegal activities among the ranks of the Bitcoin elite. In this case, it didn't require a new regulatory framework. Shrem was charged under well-established anti-money laundering laws pertaining to any business...

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