Total BTC 11.224M
Estimated 13330093 in 944 blks
Network total 112.252 Thash/s
Blocks/hour 7.74 / 465 s
The Sydney Morning Herald had an article A virtual currency loved by geeks is fast becoming the currency for crooks. The article was telling about Cocaine and other drugs that can be easily purchased using Bitcoin anonymously. It takes about the growing concerns regarding the use of Bitcoin by criminals and money launderers. It also gave examples of how Bitcoin is used legitimately in Australia to buy anything from meat to books. But there are still huge concerns over the illegal activities.
''Criminals have been using Bitcoins for some time because it is not regulated and it's not controlled. There is also a huge jurisdiction issue because it's online.