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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 →
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 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 →
On March 6, 2014 By Mike Sellner March 7, 2014
Earlier in the week I planned on writing a post about a major online retailer who had agreed to accept Bitcoin as payment. My plan was to ask whether this recognition would result in greater acceptance of the virtual currency, and whether regulation might be in the pipeline as a result of wider acceptance and, [...]Continue Reading →
Will that be debit, credit, or bitcoin? Could bitcoin become that ubiquitous? Those wily Winklevoss twins and the rest of the Bitcoin community have been working to remove the stigma of illegitimacy from the virtual currency, but they want to do so without any additional “draconian” regulation that might interfere with its spread and use. [...]Continue Reading →
The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) asks the Supreme Court to stop the NSA’s recently revealed controversial metadata collection program. [H/T SANS] The Times of India claims that the Indian government operates a data collection program that enables it to access intracompany communications on Indian Blackberries. The program had been alluded [...]Continue Reading →
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