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Anonymity – Bitcoin’s Strongest Feature Is Also Its Legal Weak Spot

Bitcoin is a type of cryptocurrency that appeals to many because of the anonymity it can provide. It is secured by cryptography tech that makes it impossible to find users based on transactions. Although Bitcoin …

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Key Points From the US Justice Department's Report on Cyber Threats & The Cryptocurrency Industry 1

Key Points From the US Justice Department’s Report on Cyber Threats & The Cryptocurrency Industry

Cozen O’Connor – On October 8, 2020, Attorney General William Barr announced the release of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Framework produced by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Cyber-Digital Task Force. The 83-page framework is intended to help cryptocurrency …

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Clifford Chance – BUSTING BITCOIN’S ANONYMITY – THE IMPLICATIONS FOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Power Law Briefing – A deliberate design feature of Bitcoin is that it enables users to buy or sell anything without revealing their identity. Yet, paradoxically, all Bitcoin transactions are stored publicly and permanently on …

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How Distributed Ledger Technology Might Influence eDiscovery

Epiq –  Blockchain is a type of distributed ledger technology (“DLT”) that can occur on both public and private networks. Blockchain is revolutionary technology because it can securely and permanently record transactions without the presence …

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The SEC and DOJ Go After BitFunder and Its BitFounder 7

The SEC and DOJ Go After BitFunder and Its BitFounder

Sheppard Mullin – Taking further steps into the world of cryptocurrency, two entities of the federal government recently took legal action against BitFunder, a now-defunct Bitcoin exchange, and its founder, Jon Montroll. The Securities and …

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