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Feds charge Bitcoin start-up
founder with money laundering

Washington Post, by Timothy B. Lee

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Posted By:Drive, 1/27/2014 2:45:50 PM

Less than a year after raising $1.5 million for his Bitcoin exchange start-up BitInstant, CEO Charlie Shrem has been charged with money laundering. A news release from U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan said that Shrem knowingly facilitated illegal purchases on the now-shuttered underground drug marketplace Silk Road. Silk Road was a Web site that allowed users to buy everything from heroin to fake IDs. To help preserve users´ anonymity, the site required all transactions to be conducted in bitcoins. According to the government, a man named Robert Faiella worked with Shrem to sell bitcoins to Silk Road users. The two men

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 1/27/2014 3:08:59 PM     (No. 9707812)

The tryants and totalitarians are out in full force on this one.

Americans are no longer allowed to make voluntary arrangements with each other which violate no one else´s rights.

We can only scrape and bow to what our government masters tell us we must do.

I wonder if all the Prohibitionists on the marijuana threads see any connection between their stand on drug prohibition and the blatant fascism being visited on Bitcoins and their customers by our over-reaching big government?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: kanphil, 1/27/2014 4:34:26 PM     (No. 9707928)

You could see this one coming. Bitcoin is outside the control of the feds and they could not stand for that.

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