Law & Regulation


Property Law in the Age of Bitcoin

By Craig Wright | 31 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation, Philosophy

Property (as defined in legal terms) as is associated with servers, routers, and information systems in general is known in…

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Tax and Bitcoin — Income tax implications of Bitcoin as money

By Craig Wright | 31 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation, Math

1.1 Overview of the income-tax system From an Australian income-tax perspective, a taxpayer’s country of residence and the source of…

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True Sale and Insolvency Challenges in ICO Token Sales

By Craig Wright | 31 Oct 2018 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Economics, Law & Regulation

In the English law, “true sale” incorporates the securitisation structures around existing receivables in two forms. We first have to…

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The scams in Crypto

By Craig Wright | 30 Oct 2018 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation

I will discuss the current state of play in ICOs. In my posts, I will demonstrate categorically that no token…

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Taxing Bitcoin — GST implications of Bitcoin as money

By Craig Wright | 29 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation

  1.1 Overview of the Australian GST system GST is a broad-based consumption tax, and is imposed on taxable supplies and…

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Taxing Bitcoin — Ordinary and tax concepts of “Money”

By Craig Wright | 29 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation

Continuing the look into the use of Bitcoin (BCH) as money we look at the legal definition of “money”. In…

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Myths of permission-less

By Craig Wright | 28 Oct 2018 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

In the world of Bitcoin there are many false narratives and myths. This started with the myth of decentralisation. In…

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Burning and why it matters that it is stopped

By Craig Wright | 27 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation, Math

First, we need to note that Bitcoin is an economic system and in economics, incentives and intent matter. The loss…

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Hearsay in the Blockchain world

By Craig Wright | 24 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

In law, when presenting evidence to a court, there exists a rule on the exclusion of hearsay as evidence.  …

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OpSec and the Bitcoin business

By Craig Wright | 23 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

There are a number of specialist topics in organisational OPSEC and concepts that need to be defined before going into…

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Non-Repudiation — Does this exist?

By Craig Wright | 22 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

There is a definitional distinction between the legal use of the term “non-repudiation” and the common use that has taken…

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Effective Enforcement in the Vastly Distributed Wild Wild Web

By Craig Wright | 21 Oct 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

Some time ago Hilary E Pearson (1996) noted that, “in many cases, liability will depend upon how a court faced…

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