The right clickwrap agreement will protect your assets and business better than a standard contract; it also allows for higher profit potential. I Want One » Certain clickwrap, browserwrap and sign-in wrap agreements may soon be under legal fire. Anyone using -- or considering using...
A startup that didn’t invest in a pre-ICO legal consultation decided to shut down after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) called with some questions. The incident serves as a reminder that startups should consult a blockchain lawyer before an ICO. Protostarr’s Busted Initial...
Months ago, a Quoine (also Quoinex) system glitch triggered an erroneous 3,085 bitcoin transfer. Ultimately, the exchange reversed the transaction. In response, the beneficiary sued. A possible landmark cryptocurrency case, the presiding court may be forced to consider a still unanswered legal question: Is it...
The Bitcoin Foundation wants to establish a “more open and diverse dialogue with the U.S. Congress” because it worries that federal legislation will “stifle the adoption and use of so-called ‘virtual currencies’ such as Bitcoin.” The advocacy group, which envisions “economic participation without a bank...
Nielsen Media Research unveiled plans to assess esports viewership. The service is meant to help brands make better sponsorship decisions when it comes to professional gaming events. Howard Appelbaum, president of Nielsen Entertainment, enthused: "There's a high demand for reliable, independent measurement of value in...
Esports is on the rise, and so is the esports doping problem. Esports Performance Enhancing Drugs Endurance athletes (i.e., swimmers, cyclists) typically use performance enhancing drugs to hasten recovery times and increase stamina. Esports athletes, on the other hand, want to increase reflexes and improve...
Are in-person Bitcoin sales a crim? Is it OK for U.S. residents to use sites like localbitcoins.com? To answer both questions: In some instances, yes it is; in others, no it’s not. Everything depends on frequency and jurisdiction. Bitcoin Business Crimes: The SEC’s Stance We're...
In the not too distant past, anti-regulation bitcoiner Theo Chino sent a letter to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), urging the group not to meddle in cryptocurrency just yet. Welp, it appears the panel didn’t heed his advice, because the legislative review body recently green...
Here’s some e-commerce marketing advice: Don’t buy fake reviews! We get it; it’s tempting -- but also against regulations! And in China, it can land you a five-year stint in the pokey. (A quick a note: Although this cautionary tale unfolds in China, U.S. online...
Virtual currencies have been around since 2009 (or 1998, depending on how you look at it); yet, legal and regulatory questions remain. Are digital currencies securities? Is it OK to sell tokens, even if you’re not registered with the SEC or state equivalent? Are Initial...
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