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Certain virtual currencies, such as bitcoin, are convertible; virtual currency exchanges allow users to exchange their fiat money for virtual currencies, and vice versa. Courtesy of Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive/PA Images.

Virtual Currencies and Financial Crime: A Challenge and an Opportunity

David Carlisle
RUSI Newsbrief, 6 December 2016
Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, AML/CTF, European Union, UK, International Institutions, Organised Crime, Europe
The emergence of virtual currencies over the past several years – and in particular the rapid rise of bitcoin – has prompted worldwide discussion about the future of financial crime.

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