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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

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...

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...