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On February 22, 2016 By Neil Issar February 22, 2016
The technology underlying bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies—the blockchain—can be useful for any activity needing transaction verification or a trusted repository of information. Blockchain technology is particularly advantageous as it allows unfamiliar parties to interact with each other quickly and securely without high legal and transactional costs or the need to trust a central [...]Continue Reading →
Digital Asset Forfeiture: Dispensation of Cryptocurrency Appropriated in Connection with the Proseuction of Silk Road
On November 20, 2015 By Anthony Jackson January 11, 2016
Prior to 2013, Silk Road was a popular online marketplace founded by Ross Ulbricht, known at the time as Dread Pirate Roberts. Rooted in anonymity and truly free exchange, law enforcement authorities targeted the site for facilitating an alleged trade in illegal drugs. After being raided by the FBI and other agencies in 2013, those agencies [...]Continue Reading →
On October 8, 2015 By tricker October 4, 2015
Augur’s core developer, Joey Krug, said he joined the project because Augur could disrupt fields “ripe for disrupting.” He listed corporate governance, governments, healthcare, and the financial industry. So what is Augur and how is it poised to disrupt areas that intersect with the law?Continue Reading →
Follow the money trail in an investigation of the crime, and more often than not you will solve the crime. Money is one of the biggest motivators of crime. From drug cartels to human trafficking, money is the primary incentive for a criminal enterprise to engage in crime. It has been estimated that 1.6 [...]Continue Reading →
One month out, commentators are still digesting the conviction of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht. The case raises questions about the government’s investigations tactics, the lawyers’ trial strategies, and the broader implications for privacy, the internet, and the public.
As the JETLaw Blog previously reported, the Silk Road was intended to be a decentralized [...]Continue Reading →
On February 16, 2015 By Chris Martucci February 16, 2015
Councilman Mark Levine (D-Manhattan) is introducing a bill that would allow New York City to accept the digital currency Bitcoin as payment for fines and fees, including parking tickets and court fees.
Levine expressed several justifications for the bill, citing its popularity among young, tech-savvy individuals. “Today you can buy almost anything [...]Continue Reading →
On December 22, 2014 By Neil Issar December 22, 2014
Microsoft recently announced that it would allow its digital content to be purchased with bitcoins. The change is limited in that it only opens Microsoft’s Windows, Windows Phone, and Xbox platforms to the new payment method, there is a daily exchange cap, and only US-based customers can make bitcoin payments. This means that Microsoft [...]Continue Reading →
The newly-enacted Chamber of Digital Commerce (CDC), a bitcoin lobbying group, brought more than thirty professionals from the bitcoin industry to Capitol Hill on August 29 in an effort to spread awareness about the digital currency.
The CDC’s goal is to provide information to lawmakers and the general public about the bitcoin technology in [...]Continue Reading →
Bitcoin has taken the spotlight in the world of cryptocurrencies. Whether it’s Bitcoin’s name or a little beginner’s luck, this first attempt at cryptocurrency appears to be working and its first-mover advantage is paying off.
It’s acceptance as a viable digital currency seems to be growing every day. Beginning with Overstock.com in January, [...]Continue Reading →
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