Petition Seeking Clemency for Silk Road Founder Approaching 200,000 Signatures

Even if you’re really into cryptocurrency, the name Lyn Ulbricht probably doesn’t ring a bell, but her son Ross Ulbricht’s name probably does. That’s because Ross is currently serving 40 years in prison on top of a double life sentence for being the founder of the infamous black market website …

Bitcoin Gains Acceptance from .U.S. Senators in July

United States Congress is officially more open to Bitcoin and blockchain technology. Several hearings throughout the month of July are seeing many House representatives extol the virtues of Bitcoin. Most are comparing it to Facebook’s centralized Libra project, which is sparking quite a debate. Senators Compare Favor Bitcoin Over Libra …

Op Ed: Three Legal Pitfalls to Avoid in Blockchain Smart Contracts

Increasing improvements to blockchain technology — which allows for the transfer of ownership without the use of a centralized third party (such as a bank) — has resulted in the mass availability of blockchain “smart contracts.” A smart contract is a prewritten software program that automatically performs each party’s obligation …

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