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US Copyright Office Responds to Craig Wright’s Bitcoin Registrations

On May 21, 2019, a press release was sent to a variety of publications that said Craig Wright was granted two U.S. copyrights for the original Bitcoin white paper and version 0.1 of the cryptocurrency’s code. Meanwhile, the U.S. Copyright Office specifically addressed the matter…

Interview: Jennifer D’Hoir on Gide 255 and being a blockchain lawyer

Jennifer D’Hoir and the newly-established blockchain-oriented law firm Gide 255 were by far some of the most interesting participants at Paris Blockchain Week Summit 2019. By virtue of “Loi PACTE”, which was recently ratified by the French Parliament (and which Crypto Insider has previously covered),…

Russia Adopts Law to Isolate Runet From the Internet

Runet, the Russian segment of the internet, is about to be isolated from the rest of the web. A new law adopted by the State Duma aims to do so in order to supposedly protect it from external threats and turn it into a “sovereign”…

Bitcoiners’ Seastead in Deep Trouble With Thai Government

A seastead launched by an early bitcoin adopter off the coast of Thailand has run into trouble with local government. The Thai Navy boarded the structure Saturday, claiming it violates criminal law, which is punishable by death or life imprisonment. The owner claims that his…

Don’t feed the troll: Craig Wright and the Hodlonaut story

Could we stop glorifying Craig Wright and instrumentalizing Hodlonaut for our personal interests? In the midst of the Hodlonaut solidarity movement, asking to get sued by Calvin Ayre and Craig Wright seems to be the latest marketing strategy to get exposure. In the last 48…

Libertarian Think Tank Criticizes US SEC’s Approach to Crypto and Blockchain

A fellow at a libertarian think tank has criticized the U.S. SEC for stretching regulations in an attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies. John Berlau, a senior fellow at libertarian think tank Competitive Enterprise Institute, criticized the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approach to regulating…