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Legality of Virtual Currency to Purchase Real World Items

A while ago, I saw a company called Listia which would permit users to sign up and attain some amount of Credits. These Credits could then be used to purchase real-world items on the site, such as ...
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Is in-browser crypto mining legal?

Can I get sued when using an opt-in (prompt the user to accept before starting the miner) crypto miner like coinhive or mineralt on my website in the US/EU?
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Do Bitcoin nodes need consent to store EU citizen's personal data?

The Bitcoin blockchain stores data about bitcoin users. This includes: There bitcoin address, which is linkable to their identity via blockchain analysis Transactions they have made This would seem ...
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Verifying the law around hosting an online crypto casino in the US

Can a site operator, resident in the USA in a state that doesn't allow online gambling, legally run an online casino site, provided that the site Terms And Services document states: it is ...
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How do I get a regulation changed in my state?

I am looking to request a change in Washington States cryptocurrency regulations. Where would I start and at what point if any does a petition become important?
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unregulated or illegal

Today at work I have some arguments with a colleague. He is stating that unregulated technologies are illegal. Not sure if it makes a difference but the technology we were talking about is ...
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US Limit for donations via cryptocurrencies to individuals and giving new tokens in exchange?

I would like to raise funding as I have developed some algorithms and software that and would like to keep in development for the public. The research I have found talks of a company raising money ...
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Can I build an iPhone app that generates cryptocurrency income without the user's consent or knowledge?

I had an idea of an iPhone app but I'm not sure if the methods are entirely legal, for that reason I thought id come here to ask. Where I live in Canada it can get pretty cold so I had the idea of ...
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Can a person be prosecuted for unknowingly possessing illegal computer files?

Today there was a news article that claims researchers have found illegal files embedded in the Bitcoin blockchain. This is a large database-type file that contains a list of all the Bitcoin ...
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Can you sue a DAO that offers “software as a coin”?

Please help me evaluate the fictitious fact pattern below and understand whether there is a viable legal strategy for the prosecution. Note that this is somewhat futuristic and does not contemplate a ...
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Initial Coin Offering restrictions for Non-Resident Aliens (F-1 Student)

United States residents who are not accredited investors are often not allowed to participate in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) which are not public offerings for the purpose of U.S. Securities laws. ...
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Is an 'honest', tongue-in-cheek ponzi scheme ICO still illegal to operate?

I've just come across what appears to be a deliberate parody ICO known as PonziCoin. It declares itself to be "The World's First Legitimate Ponzi Scheme", on the grounds that it is open and ...
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Does bitcoin count as income in the U.K.?

If I mine bitcoin, would it count as income in the UK? If so, would I have to declare the value of my bitcoin on any forms which ask for how much money/income I have?
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Legal to mine bitcoin when on U.K. benefits?

I am a uk citizen lining in England who is currently on ESA benefits since I cannot work at the moment. I understand that I am only allowed a certain amount of money in my name at a time and if I ...
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Are identifiable cryptocurrency miners helping crime?

Say there is a cryptocurrency whose issuers use electronic signatures issued by the government to prevent Sybil attacks (identity forging) to the voting mechanism when new currency units are created. ...
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How long does money have to be possessed by a company for it to be considered theft?

I am considering taking a company to small claims court over the "theft" of an amount of money that I will not disclose here. I put money into my account in the form of cryptocurrency (the company is ...
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Do I need to register as a Money Service Business for a cryptocurrency trading platform?

According to the U.S. Department of Treasury FinCen: Money Service Business Definition. The term "money services business" includes; any person doing business, whether or not on a regular basis or ...
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Can bitcoins be taxed?

Let's say I give someone a bitcoin and then they give me a phone. Could the IRS — or a similar organization, if outside the U.S. — say I bougth the phone and take a chunk of the bitcoins? What if ...