Maybe i am behind but i have never gotten this bitcoin shit ..........who owns it ,,,,and i am not surprised that terrorists have gotten into the bit coin game .....how does it get traced .....how do you buy it......who owns it? ....and is it coins .....apparently someone must own the dam shit ......and how do you know all cash transactions are legit ...i mean pedophiles could be using it .....drug traffickers ......it seems a shady way to do cash ....i meanow much is each coin worth .......is there coins ...or is it like most finance .........there is a rumor that 78% of all money traded globally does not exist at all ....its promissory notes ...bonds .....and stocks .....well when you see the stock market you wonder .....this is no surprise abpout the bit coin .......but how do you know you are getting your money.......seems strange ...but i am no finance guy ........so its all strange .....i like the feel of CHC ....and so does most strippers ...and bartenders and suchlike people ........i personally cannot see the dollar bill dying any time soon can you imagine ...how much money in dollars is all over the globe .........
I do hope we do not go cashless ...but i fear its going that way ...what will happen to all the dollar bils drug dealers and criminals are hoarding ........it will be interesting to see how money changes it life ......i prefer dollar bills myself ....although it is only a promissory not in itself .......you already knew that of course !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Federal agents have seized millions of dollars worth of bitcoin that terrorist organizations were using to carry out their violent campaigns, the US Department of Justice said Thursday.
- As part of the operation, officials also seized a website and four Facebook pages that ISIS was using to sell fake personal protective equipment.
- The seizure was just one part of a broader crackdown on the financial operations behind terrorist groups.
Federal agents have seized millions of dollars in bitcoin and more than 300 cryptocurrency wallets controlled by the terrorist organizations al-Qaeda and al-Qassam Brigades, the military arm of the Hamas group.
A press release, published by the Department of Justice Thursday, says its the government's "largest-ever seizure of cryptocurrency" from terrorist organizations. The seizure was just a facet of a broader initiative to dismantle the financial operations of terrorist groups. Agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security, and the Internal Revenue Service were all involved in the investigation.
Al-Qassam Brigades and al-Qaeda had regularly asked for cryptocurrency donations to support their cause, using social media to amplify their requests.
Al-Qassam Brigades first started doing so in early 2019 with a social media request for bitcoin donations that the group said would be used for violent causes. But they weren't anonymous as the organization wished — federal agents from various agencies were able to capture all 150 of the crypto accounts and redirect donated funds to bitcoin wallets operated by the US government.
And undercover HSI agents were able to seize 155 "virtual currency assets" connected to al-Qaeda.
The US also seized a website and four Facebook pages that ISIS was using to sell fake personal protective equipment. Officials said US customers could have inadvertently bought into the scheme by attempting to purchase PPE, which has been in short supply since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The investigation still has to go to court, at which point the government will decide if the funds will be forfeited. If it does, funds collected from the wallets "may in whole or in part" be donated to an organization that supports victims of terrorism.
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