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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

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...

Ryan Kennedy Convicted Of Rape, Sentenced to 11 Years

Ryan Kennedy, former CEO of the MooPay (Moolah) cryptocurrency exchange, has been sentenced on three charges of rape. According to the Daily Mail, the rapes reportedly took...

Charlie Shrem Released From Prison

"Guess who's back, back again." Charlie Shrem, former CEO of BitInstant and one of the founders of the Bitcoin Foundation, announced that he is free from prison....

Bitcoin Stands Strong Amidst Global Political and Economic Uncertainty

When some of us consider Bitcoin, we think of resilience. Let’s be honest - much has transpired in our world since Bitcoin was first...

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...