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We study legal and policy issues surrounding crypto currencies, such as Bitcoin, and how those issues interact with technical design options. With an interdisciplinary team, we consider in depth a variety of issues surrounding law, policy, and crypto currencies—such as the physical location where a crypto currency’s value exists for jurisdictional and other purposes, the regulation of anonymous or pseudonymous currencies, and challenges as virtual currency protocols and laws evolve. We reflect on how different technical directions may interact with the relevant laws and policies, raising key issues for both policy experts and technologists.
Banking and Finance Law | Computer Law | Science and Technology Law
Emily McReynolds, Adam Learner, Will Scott, Franziska Roesner & Tadayoshi Kohno,
Crytographic Currencies from a Tech-Policy Perspective: Policy Issues and Technical Directions,
Available at: https://digitalcommons.law.uw.edu/techlab/4