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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

Reveal Ross Ulbricht’s Art And Pay For His Appeal

Ross Ulbricht, accused and convicted of running the underground marketplace the Silk Road, is funding his appeal through art. Ross is currently serving a triple life sentence. Ulbricht created an original...

Why The Litecoin Trademark Fight Matters

The Litecoin Association are in the process of wrestling the trademark for the Litecoin name in the European Union from an individual who attempted...

Slock.It Says ‘The DAO’s Journey is Over’

We emailed Slock.it to ask about the Blog post Stephen Tual posted indicating that the exploit that was eventually used to steal over 3...

Ethereum’s DAO Gets Hacked for $60M, Hardfork to Come?

The cryptocurrency community's first attempt at a Decentralized Autonomous Organization has hit a major road block: Theft. The DAO is under attack and had...

NY DFS Grants BitLicense to Ripple XRP For Institutional Applications

Ripple has been granted a "BitLicense" to sell and custody XRP, the digital asset native to the Ripple Consensus Ledger, becoming the fourth company...

Turkey’s Bitcoin Exchange Has Best Week of 2016 After PayPal Exit

BTCTurk, Turkey's largest bitcoin exchange, has seen a significant increase in volume after Paypal announced that it would cease operations in the country. After the...

BitQuick Back Online, Purchased By Athena Bitcoin

BitQuick has resumed operations after temporarily shutting down due to a hack on March 17th. It has also announced that it has been purchased by Athena...

Bittrex Has Frozen $100,000 Worth of Cryptsy Funds

Bittrex has frozen over $100,000 worth of cryptocurrencies suspected to be linked to Cryptsy, according to documents filed by the court-appointed Receiver of Cryptsy's...

Jim Rickards on Central Bankers’ Incentives to Demonize Bitcoin and Gold

Jim Rickards, the New York Times bestselling author of Currency Wars, The End of Money, and The New Case for Gold, was recently interviewed...

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...