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Bitcoin Legislation and Investigation – A Proposal For the US Law Maker

The advent of bitcoin, and digital currencies in general, unleashed a myriad of problems that emerged from the anonymity associated with cryptocurrency transactions, thus raising concerns related to money laundering. Legislators and law enforcement agencies are currently struggling to mitigate the money laundering issues affiliated with cryptocurrencies and several other digital currencies. In the face of these threats, government agencies ... Read More »

Legislation in Washington State Would Ban Bitcoin at Marijuana Stores

The use of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies by marijuana retail stores is under attack in the State of Washington with a new bill filed on January 18th, 2017. The bill, Senate Bill 5264, was introduced in the Washington State Senate by Republican State Senator Ann Rivers and Democratic State Senator Steve Conway. The bill was referred to the Senate Committee ... Read More »

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Authorities Push Legislation That Aims To End The Shipping Of Drugs Via USPS

In September, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting his legislation to stop opioid trafficking. Following mass overdoses on fentanyl and carfentanil, lawmakers are racing to combat what has been described as an epidemic. Portman’s legislation, the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, focuses on making trafficking via USPS more difficult. “It [carfentanil] comes from ... Read More »

Russian is Collecting Encryption Keys as “Anti-Terrorism” Legislation Goes into Effect

Russia has started collecting encryption keys from internet companies that will decrypt unreadable data on the internet Tuesday. Russia’s Federal Security Service announced that they finally have the capabilities to do so on the web, but was not announced publicly. Last month, Russia passed a “sweeping surveillance bill” that requires backdoor access to encrypted data. The bill specifically mentioned WhatsApp, ... Read More »