Cryptocurrencies draw Mafia online in search for ill-gotten gains

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Those involved in organized crime can’t afford to fall behind the times, especially when it comes to raking in cash. So cryptocurrency is not only an issue for people who are involved in technology and finance, but also for those trying to either sustain or break up criminal networks. More and more, Italy’s Mafia is turning to digital currency for its illegal operations, for example. “All criminal organizations, even those like the Mafia, have an interest in using these instruments for their business,” said an official with the DIA, Italy’s anti-Mafia police, in an interview with dpa. He asked…

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