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.

Bitcoin News Week in Review
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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Comparing Facebook’s project to Satoshi’s.
Libra in Congress: A Chance to Define What Bitcoin Is and What Libra Isn’t

Comparing Facebook’s project to Satoshi’s.

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

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

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.

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

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.

Let's talk bitcoin - Introducing the Bitcoin Magazine Podcast
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.

Crypto Exchange Bits of Gold Wins Court Dispute Against Bank
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.

QuadrigaCX
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.

Law & justice - Man Sentenced for Illegal Money Transmission Services on LocalBitcoins
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.

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.

Investing - Founder of Defunct Cryptopia Launches New Crypto Exchange
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.

Law & justice - Dutch Authorities Shut Down Bestmixer
Dutch Authorities Shut Down Bestmixer

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

Law & justice - Australian Civil Servant Caught Mining Crypto With Government Hardware
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.

Law & justice - Tether Partly Backed by Bitcoin
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.

Law & justice - Tether and Bitfinex Ask New York Attorney General for Fund Accessibility
Tether and Bitfinex Ask New York Attorney General for Fund Accessibility

In the latest development of an ongoing legal dispute with New York, attorneys for Bitfinex and Tether have asked for a lifting of restrictions on the stablecoin issuer’s funds.

Israeli Police, FBI Apprehend Owners of Darknet Site Deep Dot Web

Two Israeli citizens have been apprehended by law enforcement based on suspicions that they developed…

Law & justice - Bitfinex
Bitfinex, Attorney General Legal Sparring Continues With New Court Filings

Bitfinex and the New York Attorney General’s (NYAG) legal sparring in relation to $850 million in missing funds escalated with another round of court filings this past weekend.