Dutch Public Prosecutor to Tackle Bitcoin-based Money Laundering

The Dutch public prosecution office is looking at three pending cases involving the digital currency bitcoin and money laundering in 2017.

In a report from Financieele Dagblad, a Dutch daily newspaper, the public prosecution department is aiming to tackle money laundering by cracking down on the issue that the country is facing.

The first case to be heard will take place on February 6 involving a 24-year-old man from Amsterdam and a 27-year-old man from Utrecht. They are accused of laundering €2.4 million with the use of bitcoins.

In the second case, four Dutch nationals are involved who are alleged to have set up a currency exchange enabling them to turn bitcoins into euros.

The third case, which is expected to be heard at the end of 2017, forms part of a money laundering gang under the codename of IJsberg.

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