Valve Disables Counter-Strike Key Trading Because “Nearly All” Trades Were Used for Money Laundering

Got a news tip? Is there something you think we should be reporting on? Email Valve has turned off key trading in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive today, but not for lack of use. The publisher announced yesterday that it would be disabling key trading between accounts due to seemingly rampant use by “worldwide fraud networks” to liquidate gains, otherwise known as money laundering. Counter-Strike’s cosmetics, like gun skins and knives, can be unlocked through containers using keys. It’s a model that many games, including Valve’s own Team Fortress 2 and…

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