Crypto Coins news article Bitcoin is set to surpass the $1,000 mark for the first time in history on Thursday, surpassing the value of a single Bitcoin at $1.066.
The crypto-currency, which was created in 2009, has seen rapid growth in the last few years and surpassed the $600 mark last month.
The cryptocurrency has also recently become the subject of a wide-ranging and highly scrutinised debate about the value and viability of the cryptocurrency.
Last week, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) launched a probe into the future of the bitcoin industry, alleging that it was rife with money laundering and tax evasion.
According to a statement from ASIC, a review of ICOs conducted in 2014 found that nearly one third of the ICOs that were launched in the country in that year had no operational plans, and another 25% were not subject to regulatory approval.
The ICOs in question are currently operating in two different markets: Australia and New Zealand, and are offering a wide range of services including investment, trading and trading tokens.ASIC has also stated that it is looking at other ICOs and is “committed to investigating and prosecuting any individuals who are found to be engaged in money laundering, tax evasion, money laundering schemes, securities fraud, or other criminal activity”.
However, there is no firm timetable for the regulator to launch an investigation into these ICOs.
While the SEC does not have a timeline for the investigation, the agency has previously stated that “investors who have received fraudulent and/or misleading information regarding the cryptocurrency market are prohibited from participating in any ICOs or the sale of tokens, which could be subject to the same SEC jurisdiction as an ICO”.
The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has also released a statement which states that it would welcome “additional information or further guidance” from ASIC on its investigation.
“The ASX will continue to work with the regulator as it conducts its inquiry,” the ASX said.
“As the regulator’s investigation continues, it is important to remember that the ASEX will not make any final or definitive determinations, nor will it make any public comments on the outcome of the investigation.”
Bitcoin was first introduced in 2009.
It was created as a way to transfer value over a peer-to-peer network, and is designed to operate in a manner similar to the internet.
It was created to act as a decentralized payment system.
However, in an attempt to gain mainstream acceptance, it has been used as a payment method in criminal activity, including money laundering.
There have been numerous reports of criminals using the cryptocurrency to fund their criminal activities.
A number of people have been charged in the US, Canada and other countries for using cryptocurrencies to launder money.
Bitcoin has seen a surge in popularity in recent months as a means to bypass governments’ strict control over money.
This has led to many businesses accepting the cryptocurrency for payment, including those that have already made big money out of it.
This has led some to question whether the cryptocurrency is “too big to fail”, as the market is valued at more than $5 trillion and has been able to survive the US government’s crackdown on the cryptocurrency, which has made it difficult to acquire new coins.
Despite the controversy, bitcoin has remained popular in the crypto-community, with more than one million bitcoin wallets registered in Australia.