Financial Crime Financial Crime

Bitcoin, cryptocurrencies' supposed widespread links to crime a 'myth,' US SEC commissioner says

By Richard Vanderford
  • 22 Feb 2021 13:20
  • 22 Feb 2021 13:20
Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies' supposedly outsized links to crime are a "myth," a Republican US Securities and Exchange Commission member said, arguing that any currency can be used in illegal activity.

Any financial tool can be put to an illicit use, SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce said today at a conference.*

"The myth about bitcoin

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