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APPLYING LESSONS FROM COMBATTING CONFLICT DIAMONDS TO LEGITIMIZE CRYPTOCURRENCIES

By Andrew Balthazor* Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin have a legitimacy problem that makes governments and mainstream financial institutions leery.[1] Their portability, quasi-anonymity, and irrevocable transactions make cryptocurrencies attractive to criminals as both a target for theft and as a means of exchange.[2] Controlling cryptocurrencies’ use as the black-market coin of choice will help speed the adoption […]