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Rumour has long been that Homeland Security in the United States has been interested in Bitcoin’s role in the buying and selling of drugs and other illegal goods and services.
INTERPOL Global Complex for Innovation has recently completed a specialized training to identify the methods and strategies used to avoid detection on the Darknet, which often use non-standard communications protocols and ports.
The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has reached out to Silicon Valley as part of its efforts to maintain ease of access to encrypted data.
The task force DEA agent who worked on the Silk Road case allegedly extorted hundreds of thousands of dollars from Ulbricht, two-thirds of bitcoins have now been mined and more top stories for March 31.
A spokesman for the Justice Department’s Criminal Division told a Senate subcommittee hearing that virtual currencies such as Bitcoin are vulnerable to organized crime.
CoinDesk’s Danny Bradbury asks an important question in light of the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs’ hearing on Bitcoin: Is all of this even necessary?
Today, on November 6, 2013, Senator Senator Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee provided information about the launch of the Silk Road.
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