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Legal Bitcoin News

Read the latest news about Bitcoin and the law, including information on Bitcoin's legal status, the legal and regulatory issues of virtual currency and more

Amir Taaki Backs Up Ross Ulbricht’s Claim of Leaving Silk Road...

One of the main arguments that Defense Attorney Joshua Dratel attempted to make on multiple occasions during the Ross Ulbricht trial was that it’s...

Bitcoin Regulation: SEC Calls Mining Contracts ‘Securities’

With the SEC charging Homero Joshua Garza with security fraud, a little noticed precedent regarding bitcoin regulation may be on the verge of being...

Cryptsy’s Paul Vernon Started An Exchange In China

Paul Vernon, the disgraced owner of closed exchange Cryptsy started a new exchange out of China, it has been confirmed by a representative of...

The Leftover Bits 16/4/2015: Gavin Blames Shrem and Karpeles, An Affordable...

Note: A previous version of this article stated that Charlie Shrem had been found guilty of money laundering. That is the offense he was...

Bitcoin Survey: Price Volatility and Complexity are Holding Back User Adoption

The results from our recent poll on bitcoin usage in the United Kingdom are now available. There are many different interesting points to take...

No Licenses Required For Bitcoin Exchanges In Australia

Hurray to all Bitcoin users and operators. Well, at least for the ones in Australia at least. According to the ironically named ASIC (Australian...

Silk Road Auction Winners Announced

Edited: 21:15 GMT to reflect the news that Tim Draper has won 2000 BTC has now been confirmed The U.S. Marshals Service has completed the...

Op-Ed:Satoshi Nakamoto is Clearly an Anarchist

Bitcoin has come a long way from its Silk Road roots, and it seems that participants in the industry are now interested in mainstream...

Mark Lyford Opens Banx Sales, Quickly Becomes Worthless

Alleged ponzi scam and alleged Cryptocurrency Banx (aka "Banx Shares") can finally be sold by holders not named Mark Lyford, and as suspected, the...

Energy And Commerce Committee Hears From Bitcoin Industry

The Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee for Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade heard from members of the cryptocurrency industry today. The hearing was a part...