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Global body raises concerns about virtual currencies

Posted on 07 July 2014

The real and potential money laundering and terrorism financing risks of virtual currencies have been highlighted by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), an inter-governmental body established by the Group of Seven that sets policies and standards on anti-money laundering and combating terrorist financing.
In a report on virtual currencies FATF notes virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are potentially vulnerable to money laundering and terrorist financing for many reasons. FATF last year recognised “significant progress” by New Zealand in addressing previously identified deficiencies following the coming into force of our Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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