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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

Winklevoss Twins’ Bitcoin Exchange Gets New York’s DFS Approval

Gemini Trust Company, LLC, the much anticipated bitcoin exchange founded by the Winklevoss brothers, has finally received approval from the New York State Department...

U.S. Marshal Service Auctioning Off Third Set Of Silk Road Bitcoins

The U.S. Marshal Service is set to auction off another set of bitcoins is seized from Ross Ulbricht's account. Ross Ulbricht was found guilty...

Ben Lawsky Announces Revised BitLicense

A few days ago, New York State's superintendent of financial services, Ben Lawsky, announced DFS's revised outline of the Bitlicense framework for regulating digital currencies....

What President Trump Means For Bitcoin

It was clear something was wrong with the Clinton campaign as soon as the polls closed in Florida. Pundits and pollsters alike pointed to...

Mavordi ‘MMM Global’ Scam Declared Illegal By Chinese Government

Investors have been warned by the Chinese Government about MMM Global and MMM China. The Chinese government believe that those schemes -- and sites like them --...

The Shadow Brokers Want Us To Crown Them Kings

A hacker called The Shadow Brokers claims to have hacked the NSA. The leak includes what the Shadow Brokers claim to be exploits and malware from...

Princeton’s Arvind Narayanan: Blockchains and Governments are Two Different Solutions to...

During the final lecture of Princeton’s Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Technologies online course, Assistant Professor of Computer Science Arvind Narayanan made a thought-provoking comparison between...

PayPal Continues to Illustrate Why Bitcoin Has Value

Although everyone likes to have their own opinion on Bitcoin’s most important features, it seems clear that censorship resistance is still the one attribute...

Bitstamp Wins Payment Institution License From Luxembourg, Launches EUR/BTC Trading

Leading Europe-based bitcoin exchange Bitstamp, has been granted a license as a regulated Payment Institution by Luxembourg. The license is passportable into the 28...

Banx Three Months Later: No BitShares Integration, Less than 1% Sold,...

  Three months after our investigative article into Banx Shares, Banx.io has sold less than 1% of its total supply according to their own numbers....