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Ross Ulbricht’s defense claims FBI violated Fourth Amendment in Silk Road case

Posted on 4th August, 2014

The case against alleged Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht is already causing a serious rethinking of what existing statutes mean in the age of cryptocurrency. While there is little doubt that the Silk Road was a haven for recreational drug sales and other decidedly illegal services, there are still many open questions about how existing […]

IRS bitcoin ruling results in motion to dismiss Silk Road money laundering charges

Posted on 2nd April, 2014

Last week, the IRS issued new tax guidance for bitcoin, stating that the virtual currency was a form of property rather than currency. While the decision is still controversial in bitcoin circles, at least one high-profile bitcoin user appears to be delighted with the policy: Accused Silk Road mastermind Ross Ulbricht. In a new filing […]