RCMP studying Bitcoin to help solve crimes, emails show

The RCMP is looking at ways of solving and preventing crimes that involve virtual currencies such as Bitcoin, according to emails obtained from Canada’s anti-money laundering agency.
‘I am running a major project on our end and my management would like your organization in as a possible stakeholder,’ reads an email sent from the technological crime division of the RCMP to the Financial Transactions Reports Analysis Centre in May 2013.
‘The project is in relation to Bitcoins and their manipulation/tracking etc.’
The email correspondence between the RCMP and FINTRAC was obtained under the Access to Information Act.

This post was published at Global News on September 10, 2014.

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