Florida Lawmakers Want Bitcoin Covered Under Money Laundering Law

Florida lawmakers want virtual currencies like bitcoin covered under the state’s money-laundering statute, a change that supporters claim would ensure criminals cannot use Internet-based currencies to conceal financial activities, according to The Miami Herald. Law enforcement officials support the measure but some bitcoin enthusiasts say it will undermine bitcoin. …

‘User-Generated Currency’ Bitcoin and the YouTube of Money

Galia Benartzi is a founder of Bancor, a Swiss-based non-profit focused on solving the liquidity challenge in asset exchange. Previously, she was founder and CEO of Particle Code, a cross-platform development technology for mobile and social games acquired by Appcelerator. In this opinion piece, Benartzi discusses why she believes the …