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US DOJ indicts digital currency provider Liberty Reserve for money laundering


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#1 Grinler

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 04:19 PM

The United State Department of Justice announced today announced today the indictment against the digital currency company Liberty Reserve for $6 billion dollars of money laundering and other criminal transactions. Seven of its principals and employees have been charged for money laundering and for operating an unlicensed money transmitting business. As part of this operation, the Department of Justice has frozen 25 million dollars in what they state are criminal proceeds and taken over their domain.

When you visit LibertyReserve.com, you will now be shown an image stating that the domain was seized by the United States government.


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Liberty Reserve is a digital currency provider that provides almost entirely anonymous monetary transactions online. The briefing states that this service is commonly used by underground and black market services such as credit card fraud, identity theft, investment fraud, computer hacking, child pornography and narcotics trafficking.


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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:01 PM

I never had heard of them, but wow that's crazy :o.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:10 AM

Hello,
peace is not for tomorrow on the Internet

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

Maybe Bitcoins will finally go away.


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:58 AM

Hello, Bitcoin should disappear, the authorities do not seem to much despite a struggle, Bitcoin uses peer-to-peer is a calamity and unmanageable for justice.
If the authorities on the Internet around the world prohibit the Peer To Peer or simply distributing free software like eMule, there would be less of a problem with our computers.
At least in France I do not see it coming on these methods of payment and P2P communication. I hope you, there will have good legal decisions.
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Edited by vulcain, 19 June 2013 - 05:00 AM.


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Posted 21 June 2013 - 04:21 AM

if it's done in the dark, and involves super large cash of money, must be leaning towards the shady side of things.

 

government hates things growing in secret. that is what we do to cockroaches. beat them hard.

 

am pretty amazed at the immensity of the operation.

 

More importantly, this goes to show that the long arm of the law still extends even unto the seemingly limitless void called the INTERNET. :guitar:



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 06:46 AM

Hello, today cybercrime in the world has become commonplace unfortunately, there are commissions internet défence clearly believe that there are good malware, which is absurd, there is no good if it criminal would call this kind of "vigilante" individual. I do not know what country, but its territory was blocked more internet by large-scale DDoS attack if nothing else.
So what application the user, it is no problem to communicate and good child. Traditional life can produce unintentionally trouble then can imagine the worst of screen. I hope only one thing, that man does not become too suspicious of internet as its next door neighbor, otherwise life will become impossible.
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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:01 AM

if it's done in the dark, and involves super large cash of money, must be leaning towards the shady side of things.

 

government hates things growing in secret. that is what we do to cockroaches. beat them hard.

 

am pretty amazed at the immensity of the operation.

 

More importantly, this goes to show that the long arm of the law still extends even unto the seemingly limitless void called the INTERNET. :guitar:

 

Thats a laugh. 'Done in the dark', 'involves super large cash of money', seems to be most governments' stock in trade. Governments are always growing things in secret, so I am all for the average citizen  giving the government a measure of comeuppance.

 

Vive le Bitcoin!


Edited by Bezukhov, 22 June 2013 - 01:02 AM.

To err is Human. To blame it on someone else is even more Human.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 06:44 AM

Hello,
Long live the bitcoin, right there, no comments
 
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 10:03 PM

Whoa, Whoa. Isnt it possible you can get a virus if you got to one of thse sites without proper protection and get infected? And by the way, was it hacked, or a fake website?



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hello,
It is imperative that everyone banish fraudulent sites

Edited by vulcain, 30 June 2013 - 08:38 AM.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:31 PM

 

Hello,
It is imperative that everyone banish fraudulent sites

 

I'm with you there. Vulcain. Vive la démocratie! :guitar:



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 09:33 PM

 

if it's done in the dark, and involves super large cash of money, must be leaning towards the shady side of things.

 

government hates things growing in secret. that is what we do to cockroaches. beat them hard.

 

am pretty amazed at the immensity of the operation.

 

More importantly, this goes to show that the long arm of the law still extends even unto the seemingly limitless void called the INTERNET. :guitar:

 

Thats a laugh. 'Done in the dark', 'involves super large cash of money', seems to be most governments' stock in trade. Governments are always growing things in secret, so I am all for the average citizen  giving the government a measure of comeuppance.

 

Vive le Bitcoin!

 

Vive la démocratie! L'erreur est humaine à rire est divin!



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:27 AM

Uhmmm Liberty Reserve is not Bitcoin. When I read the headline I thought it was about the Liberty Dollar thingy from a few years ago. But they got busted already. You can't have a real face value currency in a fiat money supply chain. Doesn't work well to control the masses. Although I could see Bitcoin coming under fire but it is international. Might be a harder beast to kill.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Dollar

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberty_Reserve






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