Tag Archives: Bitcoin

The BitCoin Classification Debate Has Come to an End

JHANILE SMITH—BitCoin has attracted the wallets of many savvy investors and captivated the minds of people who are mystified by the “virtual currency” concept. Over the last half-decade, there has been an ongoing debate about whether BitCoin should be regarded as a security, currency, commodity, or classified as something completely new. However, this debate has […]

The Silk Road Kingpin and the Legal Implications of His Conviction

BY PAT MCBRIDE — On February 4, 2015, Ross Ulbricht was convicted on seven federal charges ranging from money laundering and hacking to trafficking forged identities and distribution of narcotics. These charges could carry a sentence of up to life in prison. Ulbricht was convicted of being the founder and kingpin of the Silk Road Bazaar—a […]