An act designed to add virtual currencies to Florida’s anti-money laundering statutes has unanimously passed three state committees. Bill Targets ‘Ill-Gotten Gains’ From ‘Internet-Based Currencies’ The bill, sponsored by republican Jose Felix Diaz, “makes sure that traffickers and fraudsters can no longer try to use internet-based currencies to hide and move their ill-gotten gains,” State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a statement quoted by local news resource Miami Herald. Rundle added: The high-tech criminals of
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Madeira Beach in Florida became the first municipality in the world to officially use Bitcoin. The city’s resolution to become a “Bitcoin beach” comes ahead of the St. Petersburg Bitcoin Bowl. This event is sponsored by BitPay. For those who doesn’t know it already, Bitpay is the world’s leading Bitcoin payment processor. The game is scheduled to take place in neighbouring St. Petersburg on December 26th. The expected turnout will probably draw thousands of Bitcoin users.