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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.

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Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review – August 3rd, 2019

8/3/19: Bitcoin Magazine’s Week in Review brings you the most critical, interesting and popular Bitcoin news from this week.

Aug 3, 2019
Politics & Law

Peter Todd Responds to Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Lawyers for Bitcoin Core contributor Peter Todd have filed a response to a motion to dismiss his defamation suit over sexual misconduct allegations.

Jul 30, 2019
Politics & Law

Venezuela Uses Bitcoin to Circumvent U.S. Sanctions

In a bid to circumvent U.S. sanctions, the government of Venezuela is experimenting with converting tax revenue into bitcoin and trading it for fiat currency at foreign exchanges.

Jul 26, 2019
Politics & Law

New Jersey Man Indicted for Running Unlicensed Exchange

The indicted man allegedly converted $2 million in cash to bitcoin through the unlicensed exchange Destination Bitcoin.

Jul 25, 2019
Politics & Law

Yang Super PAC to Accept Bitcoin Lightning Donations

A super PAC established for 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Yang, an outspoken proponent of bitcoin, accepts Lightning Network donations.

Jul 25, 2019
Politics & Law

$200 Million SIM-Swap Case vs. AT&T Goes Forward

A lawsuit against AT&T for allowing hackers to access a SIM card and steal $24 million in crypto assets will go to trial.

Jul 23, 2019
Politics & Law

Kidnappers Who Held Bitcoin Traders for 80 BTC Ransom Arrested

The kidnappers were arrested in Jaipur after being unable to obtain a bitcoin ransom for their captives.

Jul 16, 2019
Adoption & Community

First City in Canada to Trial Bitcoin Tax Payments

Canadian citizens in the city of Richmond Hill will soon be able to make municipal tax payments in bitcoin.

Jul 15, 2019
Politics & Law

Spanish Officials: AML Regulations Lack Bitcoin ATM Guidelines

Due to a lack of crypto-specific regulations in European laws, Spanish officials say it’s hard to prove links between bitcoin ATMs and laundered funds.

Jul 12, 2019
Politics & Law

NYAG: Tether Served Clients in NY, Setting Stage for Further Investigation

The New York Attorney General’s Office may have new legal grounds in its pursuit of Tether and Bitfinex.

Jul 9, 2019
Adoption & Community

Cuba Reportedly Evaluating Crypto in the Wake of Sanctions

As the Cuban economy suffers under U.S. sanctions, the government is reportedly considering the adoption of cryptocurrency.

Jul 4, 2019
Politics & Law

Being John McAfee: A Bitcoin Magazine Podcast Interview

Dave and Grahm chat with the one and only John McAfee, who is currently living in exile in Cuba.

Jul 3, 2019
Politics & Law

Crypto Exchange Bits of Gold Wins Court Dispute Against Bank

Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that Bank Leumi has to open services to the Bits of Gold cryptocurrency exchange.

Jun 5, 2019
Politics & Law

The FBI Wants QuadrigaCX Victims to Share Their Experiences, Posts Questionnaire

The FBI has questions in its ongoing investigation into the mysterious $190 million collapse of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, so it’s turning to previous customers of the exchange for answers.

Jun 5, 2019
Politics & Law

Man Sentenced for Illegal Money Transmission Services on LocalBitcoins

In an ongoing trend, someone has been sentenced for conducting unlicensed money exchanges through peer-to-peer exchange service LocalBitcoins.

May 31, 2019
Politics & Law

Five Keys to Inner Strength From Five Years in Prison

The five keys to inner strength that Ross Ulbricht, founder of Silk Road, has learned from five years in prison.

May 28, 2019
Politics & Law

Cryptopia Turns to a U.S. Court for Account Holder Data Protection

Defunct cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia has received interim protection for user account data stored in Arizona.

May 28, 2019
Politics & Law

Dutch Authorities Shut Down Bestmixer

Crypto mixing service Bestmixer has been shut down over alleged money laundering violations.

May 22, 2019
Politics & Law

Australian Civil Servant Caught Mining Crypto With Government Hardware

The Australian Federal Police has charged a government employee alleged to have misused government IT infrastructure for personal cryptomining operations, earning about $6,200.

May 22, 2019
Politics & Law

Tether Partly Backed by Bitcoin, Court Transcription Reveals

According to court documents revealed in the proceedings between Tether, Bitfinex and the New York’s Attorney General, Tether has used some of the cash reserves meant to back its stablecoin to purchase bitcoin.

May 21, 2019