Politics & Law

With the potential to guarantee mutual trust and a verifiable route to justice, blockchain technology is a powerful tool to fix the parity within politics and law. This space will cover the technology fighting against them.

What Is Happening to Money?
What Is Happening to Money?

Money — whether we earn it, spend it or save it, we hardly ever think about what it is and why it exists.

The Federal Reserve is dropping rates to zero and offering trillions in liquidity to the U.S. financial system. What is the Fed doing, and how does it work?
Zero Interest, Limitless Repo and QE4: The Federal Reserve’s Market Operations Explained

The Federal Reserve is dropping rates to zero and offering trillions in liquidity to the U.S. financial system. What is the Fed doing, and how does it work?

larry harmon and bitcoin mixing
Bitcoin Fungibility, Mixing and the Legal Limits on Maintaining Privacy

After breaking down the charges against Larry Harmon, legal experts Sasha Hodder and Rafael Yakobi examine the case for bitcoin privacy and fungibility.

The Federal Reserve has funneled roughly $500 billion into the repo market in a program that was scheduled to end in October 2019.
The Fed Has Pumped $500 Billion Into the Repo Market. Where Does It End?

In September 2019, the interest rate for the overnight money market surged to 10%.

A Russian law firm claims it can recover funds for victims of the 2014 Mt. Gox hack. But critics see some flaws in the outlined plan.
Mt. Gox Rehabilitation Plan Deadline Extended Again

The deadline to form a reimbursement plan for victims of the infamous Mt. Gox cryptocurrency exchange hack has been pushed back to March 2020.

Following the arrest of Crypto Capital President Ivan Manuel Molina Lee, Bitfinex issued a statement regarding their relationship and seized funds.
Crypto Capital President Arrested, Bitfinex Releases Statement

Following the arrest of Crypto Capital President Ivan Manuel Molina Lee, Bitfinex issued a statement regarding their relationship and seized funds.

Bitfinex is seeking deposition and documentation tied to millions of dollars it claims have been mismanagement by payment processor Crypto Capital.
Bitfinex Files Subpoena to Recover $850M in Frozen Bank Accounts

Bitfinex is seeking deposition and documentation tied to millions of dollars it claims have been mismanagement by payment processor Crypto Capital.

Agatha Bacelar is running for Congress with the perspective that Bitcoin and blockchain technology can be drivers of social good.
Pelosi’s Challenger Agatha Bacelar on Bitcoin as an Agent for Social Change

Agatha Bacelar is running for Congress with the perspective that Bitcoin and blockchain technology can be drivers of social good.

The widow of QuadrigaCX’s late founder has agreed to turn over about $9 million of assets to the exchange’s victims.
Widow of QuadrigaCX Founder to Forfeit $9 Million to Exchange Victims

The widow of QuadrigaCX’s late founder has agreed to turn over about $9 million of assets to the exchange’s victims.

The suit claims that the Bitfinex and Tether parent company engaged in market manipulation, among other accusations.
Bitfinex, Tether Subject to Trillion Dollar Class Action Lawsuit

The suit claims that Bitfinex and Tether umbrella company iFinex engaged in market manipulation, among other accusations.

An agreement between financial services company TMX Group and cryptocurrency broker Paycase Financial has resulted in a lawsuit between the two.
TMX, Paycase Deal for Cryptocurrency Offerings Leads to $500M Lawsuit

An agreement between financial services company TMX Group and cryptocurrency broker Paycase Financial has resulted in a lawsuit between the two.

The New York branch of the Federal Reserve just financed $278 billion worth of repurchasing agreements, an echo to the Great Recession.
The Fed Just Pumped $278 Billion Into the U.S. Economy: Here’s How

The New York branch of the Federal Reserve just financed $278 billion worth of repurchasing agreements, an echo to the Great Recession.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine Week in Review – September 21st, 2019

9/21/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular news stories affecting Bitcoin this week.

A Russian law firm claims it can recover funds for victims of the 2014 Mt. Gox hack. But critics see some flaws in the outlined plan.
Latest Pitch to Recover Lost Mt. Gox Bitcoin Has Critics Raising Red Flags

A Russian law firm claims it can recover funds for victims of the 2014 Mt. Gox hack. But critics see some flaws in the outlined plan.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review: Bitcoin in Focus

This week in bitcoin news saw another twist in the Craig Wright saga, LocalBitcoins move away from anonymous trading with new KYC/AML requirements and more.

Bitcoin IRA, BitGo and Kingdom Trust are locked in a legal battle over account holder request obstruction and deception.
Bitcoin IRA, Kingdom Trust and BitGo Enter Legal Battle

Bitcoin IRA, BitGo and Kingdom Trust are locked in a legal battle over account holder request obstruction and deception.

Bitcoin SV Creator Craig Wright has reportedly lost his latest legal battle, with the judge questioning his credibility.
Judge Rules Against Craig Wright, Criticizes Credibility in Court Decision

Bitcoin SV Creator Craig Wright has reportedly lost his latest legal battle, with the judge questioning his credibility.

The latest unlicensed bitcoin exchange conviction led authorities to seize $889,000 and 54.3 in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
Unlicensed Exchange Conviction Leads to Seizure of 54 BTC

The latest unlicensed bitcoin exchange conviction led authorities to seize $889,000 and 54.3 in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants cryptocurrencies to be regulated under existing rules for electronic transactions.
U.S. Secretary of State Wants to Subject Cryptocurrencies to Existing Regulations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo wants cryptocurrencies to be regulated under existing rules for electronic transactions.

A lawsuit filed against Craig Wright will move forward after a judge rejected Wright’s motion to dismiss it.
Craig Wright’s Motion to Dismiss Lawsuit Rejected Over Lack of Credibility

A lawsuit filed against Craig Wright will move forward after a judge rejected Wright’s motion to dismiss it.

Only one crypto company has been legally guaranteed banking services in Israel.
In Israel’s Crypto Banking War, Lawsuits Lead the Charge (For Now)

The fight to provide cryptocurrency services in the Holy Land.

Representative Ted Budd has introduced a bill meant to reform the national tax code around cryptocurrency.
Congressman Reintroduces Cryptocurrency Tax Bill

Representative Ted Budd has introduced a bill meant to reform the national tax code around cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin miners who plugged in directly to a distribution board cost a utility company over $760,000 in Malaysia.
Malaysian Authorities Bust Illegal Bitcoin Mining Operations

Bitcoin miners who plugged in directly to a distribution board cost a utility company over $760,000 in Malaysia.

A judge has determined that Coinbase will have to answer to a lawsuit over its listing of bitcoin cash in court.
Coinbase Has to Litigate Suit Over BCH Listing in Court, Judge Rules

A judge has determined that Coinbase will have to answer to a lawsuit over its listing of bitcoin cash in court.