Darknet Vendor and Pharmacist Charged With $270 Million Bitcoin Drug Trade

A federal grand jury in the District of Columbia has charged two Costa Rican residents for illegally selling opioids on the dar...

Alleged 17-Year-Old Twitter Hack Mastermind Pleads Not Guilty

Graham Ivan Clark, the 17-year-old resident of Tampa, Florida, who is accused of leading the hack of several celebrity Twitter ...
August 5, 2020
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Scott Melker Recounts How He Fell Victim to a SIM Swap Attack

Scott Melker, also known as the “Wolf of All Streets,” says he was the victim of a SIM swap attack in February but ...
August 5, 2020
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Indian Government Actively Working Towards New Crypto Ban

An Indian government official has claimed that two ministries and the Reserve Bank of India are actively working on a legal fra...

Bison Trails Beefs Up Legal Compliance Team With Former Goldman Sachs Exec

Blockchain infrastructure-as-a-service company Bison Trails announced Aug. 4 that it has appointed a general counsel to focus o...
August 4, 2020
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Judge Orders Trial in France for Alleged BTC Launderer Alexander Vinnik

Also awaiting charges in the United States and Russia, suspected Bitcoin money launderer Alexander Vinnik could be facing a tri...

YouTube Bans Crypto Channel for ‘Encouraging Illegal Activities’

Another cryptocurrency-related YouTube channel appears to have fallen afoul of the platform’s community policies. Accordi...
August 3, 2020
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How Not to Lose Your Cryptocurrency License in Estonia

Recently, there have been discussions regarding Estonia’s new law on cryptocurrency, the revocation of 500 crypto licenses in E...

Big Tech, Central Banks and the Hunt for Monopolies, July 24-31

Every Friday, Law Decoded delivers analysis on the week’s critical stories in the realms of policy, regulation and law.  Editor...

Investors Can’t Prove Ripple Knew XRP Had ‘No Utility’

The federal case against Ripple Labs has taken an unexpected turn, as the legal team representing the firm and CEO Brad Garling...
July 31, 2020
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