Legal Bitcoin News

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

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....

No Licenses Required For Bitcoin Exchanges In Australia

Hurray to all Bitcoin users and operators. Well, at least for the ones in Australia at least. According to the ironically named ASIC (Australian...

Bitcoin Investment Trust Wins 48,000 Auctioned Bitcoins

The Bitcoin Investment Trust has successfully bid for 48,000 bitcoins that were auctioned last week. The coins were originally part of a huge stash of...

Silk Road Auction Winners Announced

Edited: 21:15 GMT to reflect the news that Tim Draper has won 2000 BTC has now been confirmed The U.S. Marshals Service has completed the...

NYDFS Release Bit License Comments

This week the New York State Department Of Financial Services (NYDFS) published the comments they received regarding the BitLicense proposal on the department's website....

Does the FBI Bitcoin Auction Legitimise Cryptocurrency?

Despite it’s legitimate uses, with 2014 seeing large companies including Overstock, Dish & Expedia beginning to accept Bitcoin, for some it is still renowned...