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South Korean Jury Deliberate on Auctioning Pornography Merchant’s Seized Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

South Korean Jury Deliberate on Auctioning Pornography Merchant’s Seized Bitcoin

South Korean Authorities are at crossroads over the decision on how to handle the approximately 216 bitcoin seized from a Korean web developer and “porn lord.” Long-Standing Case The case began in April when a web developer was indicted for allegedly distributing 235,000 copies of illegal pornographic material on adult websites over three years. The Korean District court in Suwon,…

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Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Category: Commentary, News, Regulation

Convicted Silk Road Administrator Ross Ulbricht Knocks On Supreme Court’s Door

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted admin of the now-defunct darknet marketplace Silk Road, has approached the US Supreme Court seeking legal respite. Challenging Ulbricht’s Conviction Ulbricht was one of the principal figures behind the infamous bazaar, best known as one of the largest-ever online marketplaces for illegal drugs. He was nabbed in 2013 due to suspect online activities and was convicted…

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Singapore Trial Will Determine Fate of Contested $44 Million in Bitcoin

Category: Bitcoin, Business, News

Singapore Trial Will Determine Fate of Contested $44 Million in Bitcoin

International Judge Simon Thorley of The Singapore International Commercial Court has ruled that the case centering on a reversed trade of 3,092 bitcoin (B2C2 Ltd v. Quoine Pte Ltd) will proceed to trial. He denied the application for summary judgment (judgment without trial) from the plaintiff, cryptocurrency market maker B2C2 of the UK, on the basis that he finds a…

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Forklog CEO’s Apartment Raided by Authorities, $250k of Ether Taken

Category: Business, Commentary, News

Forklog CEO’s Apartment Raided by Authorities, $250k of Ether Taken

Forklog, a primarily Russian language cryptocurrency news site has announced that on December 15, the apartment of their CEO Anatoly Kaplan had his apartment raided by the Ukraine Security Service. Agents took a number of cold storage cryptocurrency storage items, and later 305 ether was transferred to a private wallet. At today’s valuation, that would be more than a quarter…

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Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

Category: Blockchain, News, Tech

Dutch Ministry of Justice Commissions Digitizes the Law on the Blockchain

Dutch startup LegalThings has been commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice to digitize laws on the blockchain. LegalThings, a software technology company, was founded in 2014 by software developer Arnold Daniels, lawyer Rick Schmitz as well as economist Martijn Migchelsen. The company recently demonstrated how the blockchain could successfully store an entire law. In September 2017, it participated and…

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Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

Category: Interviews

Feature Interview: Lyn Ulbricht’s Candid Update On Her Son Ross

In a 2015 legal case that sent shockwaves through the crypto world, Ross Ulbricht was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his role in creating and running the billion-dollar Silk Road online black market. Below in an interview for BTCManager, Ross’ mom Lyn provides a behind the scenes update on her son’s’ imprisonment as well as her “no…

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SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

Category: ICO News

SmartOne’s Mission to Establish A Legal-Tech Ecosystem

While there has been a boom in blockchain-related projects and a digital gold rush for tokens, abiding by the law and regulations have become secondary. SmartOne wants to motivate stronger legal and regulatory advice for such projects, which so far are unable to reach global capital markets for investment due to the regulatory and compliance pitfalls. SmartOne will also create…

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Ripple and R3 Begin Court Struggle Over $1 Billion XRP Digital Tokens

Category: Altcoins, Business, Finance, News

Ripple and R3 Begin Court Struggle Over $1 Billion XRP Digital Tokens

On September 8, in the Delaware Chancery Court, R3, moved a legal action to its partner Ripple, over the options contract to buy more than $1 billion worth of XRP. As a reaction, in the same day, in a California state court in San Francisco, Ripple sued its partner as well. As a result, the two enterprises are now involved…

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BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

Category: Bitcoin, News, Regulation

BTC-E’s Role in Mt. Gox Hack: Laundered $4 Billion Proceeds of Bitcoin Theft

WizSecurity’s report which revealed BTC-E’s long lasting involvement in the Mt. Gox hack came as a shock to the Bitcoin community and industry. The unsettled case of Mt. Gox is finally set to come to an end and BTC-E is at the epicenter of a series of thefts that led to the loss of billions of dollars worth of bitcoin…

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GAW Miner’s Joshua Garza Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea

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GAW Miner’s Joshua Garza Faces Up To 20 Years in Prison After Guilty Plea

Joshua Homero Garza, the man behind the Ponzi schemes which were disguised as cloud mining operators, GAW Miners and ZenMiner, pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud in a Connecticut court on July 20. The announcement was made by the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly, and Patricia M. Ferrick, Special Agent in Charge…

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