A U.S. Treasury Department bureau fined a Russian national and the overseas digital currency exchange he operated $12 million and $110 million respectively for knowingly laundering hundreds of millions of dollars for cybercriminals.
More than a year into an effort by the digital currency industry to convince critics that its promise doesn't extend to criminals more than consumers, Bitcoin proponents are questioning whether they have the right messenger to deliver their message.
It has had a difficult childhood and a rocky adolescence, but Bitcoin is a pretty smart payment protocol that still has a promising future.
Nearly all digital coins studied by researchers at the University of California in San Diego were used to purchase goods from a black market Web site selling illicit goods, a recent study found.
Lawmakers are asking the IRS to quickly finalize guidance on potential tax liabilities of digital money, including the crypto-currency platform Bitcoin.