Law & Regulation


Digital Rights Management: Serialised Media

By Craig Wright | 24 Mar 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

In a fair exchange protocol, two parties either both honour an exchange (such as a contract), or neither of them…

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Privacy versus hypocrisy

By Craig Wright | 21 Mar 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

Many of those arguing for anonymity are truly arguing for power and the control of others. If we take into…

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Proof

By Craig Wright | 13 Mar 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

The code-is-law movement is a pernicious attack on freedom. There is no definitive means to assess truth through a computer…

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Clickwrap smart contracts

By Craig Wright | 03 Mar 2019 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

Clickwrap contracts are functionally the same as the shrink wrap method in software licenses and other product offerings, but formed…

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Statist

By Craig Wright | 27 Feb 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation, Philosophy

In his analysis of classical liberalism, Ludwig von Mises [1] poses the question: In opposing government interventions, is liberalism not…

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Lessons in monetary terms

By Craig Wright | 25 Feb 2019 | Economics, Law & Regulation

The general understanding of money and finance is incredibly limited. I started to notice that people would quote authors where…

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The great mining swindle

By Craig Wright | 18 Feb 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

One part of the hijacking of Bitcoin stems from the manufacturing of ASIC chips. The purpose of a node is not…

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Immutable evidence

By Craig Wright | 16 Feb 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

Today’s business use case is very simple, and in detailing it, we may help others understand a little more about…

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Careful what you wish for…

By Craig Wright | 08 Feb 2019 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

I moved to the UK in October 2015. We still had business interests there, so I would fly to and…

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“Lightning” Network and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA)

By Craig Wright | 01 Feb 2019 | Alternative Coins & Systems, Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Economics, Law & Regulation

Many “crypto exchanges” fail to understand that they are money handlers. Basically, “crypto” is not an excuse. The storing of…

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Storing IP on the Blockchain

By Craig Wright | 27 Jan 2019 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation, Math

Electronic distribution of intellectual property (IP) poses numerous risks for the creators of the content, since it becomes difficult to…

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Contract Law and Smart Contracts

By Craig Wright | 28 Dec 2018 | Bitcoin & Blockchain Tech, Law & Regulation

Contract law is designed to minimise: the cost of writing a contract; the cost of courts rewriting contracts; inefficiency (including…

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