Bitcoin: EU approves cryptocurrency clampdown to combat terrorism financing
The European Union has agreed to implement stricter rules on exchange platforms that deal with virtual currencies, including bitcoin. The measure is part of an effort to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering.
The European Parliament and the European Council agreed to a new set of rules on Friday 15 December 2017 that target exchange platforms for bitcoin and other virtual currencies.
The new measures would require platforms that previously allowed users to remain anonymous to identify them.
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