A History of Digital Currency in the United States: New by P. Carl Mullan

By P. Carl Mullan

This e-book provides targeted case experiences of the 1st advertisement net electronic forex platforms constructed among 1996 and 2004. Transactions accomplished with the recent expertise circumvented all US monetary laws, a gap that transnational criminals exploited. Mullan explains how a whole of businesses, brokers, and contributors grew to become a blind eye to crimes being dedicated during this unsupervised surroundings. He then tracks the next alterations made to US laws that now hinder such unlicensed task, illustrating the significance of supervising items and industries that come up from new disruptive expertise. This publication distills hundreds and hundreds of hours of interviews with the creators and operators of early electronic foreign money companies to create distinctive case reviews in their practices.

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29 This Ponzi investment activity from late 2000 to early 2001 drew thousands of new users to the e-gold platform and generated fees for both e-gold and OmniPay. THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM At the beginning of e-gold’s business, during the years 2001 and 2002, digital currency system operators, exchange agents, and customers across the industry were well aware of e-gold’s widespread use as a method of payment in fraudulent online HYIP Ponzi scams. However, the activity was allowed to continue and flourish.

As a new technology, digital gold had never before been used, defined, or regulated. No existing regulations covered the operation of a digital currency business. Historical legal terms which had been used to identify financial activity such as money, cash, and currency did not apply to the e-gold operation or its new Internet digital currency units backed by gold bullion. Douglas Jackson and others directly involved in the e-gold platform, such as the employees of the company’s primary dealer OmniPay, were known for having made statements regarding how e-gold was different from a bank.

Compared to all other online payments systems at that time, the e-gold digital precious metals platform was unique. The e-gold system had been E-GOLD 31 designed to be free from most financial risk. Within the system of 100 percent reserve metal value, there were no debts or contingent liabilities. All of the clients’ gold was stored unencumbered in secure vaults. There was never any borrowing of metal, and no loans could be created using the metal as collateral. The entire e-gold operation held no national currency, did not offer any currency exchange services to the public and had no bank accounts.

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