Bitcoin and Money Laundering: Mining for an Effective Solution
32 Pages Posted: 29 Aug 2013 Last revised: 11 Apr 2015
Bitcoin is a disruptive, emerging virtual currency that poses unique challenges for authorities tasked with regulating money laundering. This Note examines the application of federal and state anti-money laundering regulations to Bitcoin and analogous virtual currencies, looking specifically for the most efficient and effective option.
Keywords: Bitcoin, money laundering, AML, FinCEN, cryptocurrency, digital currency, e-commerce, virtual currency, cybercrime, money transmitter, law and technology, Silk Road, payment systems
JEL Classification: A10, E40, E42, E50, G21, K20, K23, K42, L86, O30, O33, O34, O38, O50, O51
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