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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

Litecoin Joins Ether and Bitcoin in ShapeShift.io’s Revival

Shapeshift is back after suffering a significant loss due to three separate but related hacking incidents. The site returned on April 20th after a...

Data On The Blockchain’s Nefarious Use-Case: Ransomware

The authors of the infamous CTB-Locker ransomware are using the blockchain to provide victims with the cryptographic keys needed to unlocked their encrypted files,...

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...

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...

Sorry Cryptsy Users, Your Funds Will Not Be Returned

Former Cryptsy users were teased over the weekend by an anonymous twitter and bitcointalk user, who claimed to be able to return funds that...

OpEd: In Butterfly Labs Case, FTC Shows Little Regard For Bitcoiners

Last month, news came out that the FTC had settled its case against Butterfly Labs and co-founder Sonny Vleisides for a largely symbolic...

How Blockchain Technology Can Enhance Fraud Detection, Interview with Feedzai’s CTO

Feedzai is a fraud detection startup that uses machine learning and big data science to make commerce safe. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in...

FreeRoss Ulbricht, Save The Constitution, Win Gold

Anyone who has been following bitcoin for the past three years is likely familiar with the Ross Ulbricht case. Accused and convicted of running...

Bitcoin Gives the General Public a Reason to Care About Computer...

While computing devices have undoubtedly become powerful tools for bringing immensely greater amounts of efficiency into everyone’s daily lives, they also come with drawbacks...