The Bitcoin regulation balancing act

The heat is on for digital currency systems as the unravelling of the Costa Rican money laundering operation Liberty Reserve looks set to increase the push for greater regulation. But a knee-jerk reaction by regulators will serve no good purpose.

The heat is on for digital currency systems as the unravelling of the Costa Rican operation Liberty Reserve looks set to go down as the biggest money laundering prosecution in history. While there have been no direct allegations made towards outfits such as Bitcoin, its systems are coming under increasing scrutiny and the Liberty Reserve scandal is only going to increase the push for greater regulation.

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