Bitcoin: A Commodity Requiring International Regulation

Chris Sungwon Lee, Vol. 37 Associate Editor [Ed. note: Compare Eddie Mears’ article of March 2015.] Bitcoin’s value has surged over the years as people are turning to Bitcoin as an alternative form of currency. Despite their increasing use, Bitcoin has reigned largely free of regulations. Regulators have been slow to respond partly because of […]

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Into the Black: The Tragic but Inevitable Regulation of Cryptocurrencies

Edward Mears, Vol. 36 Associate Editor [Ed. note: Compare Chris Sungwon Lee’s article of October 2015 here.] Introduction On February 4th, 2015, Ross Ulbricht, known online as ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ was convicted of seven felonies for his involvement with the Silk Road, a so-called “dark-market” that existed on what is commonly known as the Deep […]

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