Terrorist Finance

This subject has been front-and-center since the 9/11 attacks. The ascent of the Islamic State has further amplified concerns among policymakers worldwide, although thwarting terrorism is not strictly an international issue. Pursuing illicit funding sources is a critical component of fighting the growth of terrorism.

Bitcoin Abets Terrorism. Maybe.

Zoobia Shahnaz is a name that you may read about again. In December 2017, she was arrested in New York on a string of terrorist-finance charges. The federal indictment clarifies that she purchased Bitcoin with fraudulently obtained credit cards, wiring…