Selected Law Review Articles about Bitcoin and Blockchain

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As part of our new feature section on Bitcoin, Blockchain and the Law, we present a selection of articles on the subject:

Bitcoin’s Growing Pains: Intermediation and the Need for an Effective Loss Allocation Mechanism by Andrew Kang, published on Sep. 18, 2017 by Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review.

Off The Chain! A Guide to Blockchain Derivatives Markets and the Implications on Systemic Risk by Ryan Surujnath, published on Jun. 23, 2017 by Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law.

Blockchain Receipts: Patentability and Admissibility in Court by Angela Guo, published on Jun. 21, 2017 by Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property.

Bitcoin and the Blockchain as Possible Corporate Governance Tools: Strengths and Weaknesses by Fiammetta S. Piazza, published on Jun. 1, 2017 by Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs.

Nobody Puts Blockchain in a Corner: The Disruptive Role of Blockchain Technology in the Financial Services Industry and Current Regulatory Issues by Elizabeth Sara Ross, published on May 1, 2017 by Catholic University Journal of Law and Technology.

Bitcoin: Order without Law in the Digital Age by John O. McGinnis, published on Mar. 13, 2017 by Northwestern Public Law Research Papers.

The North Carolina State Tax Treatment of Virtual Currency: An Unanswered Question by Kelly J. Winstead, published on Mar. 1, 2017 by North Carolina Banking Institute Journal.

The Commercial Law of Bitcoin and Blockchain Transactions by Stephen M. McJohn, published on Nov. 25, 2016 by Suffolk University Law School Research Papers.

Protecting the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: “Exposure” Data Breaches and Suggestions for Coping with Them by Yasmine Agelidis, published on Sep. 25, 2016 by Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Bitcoin: Hype or Harbinger? by Ronald J. Colombo, published on May 1, 2016 by Journal of International Business and Law.

Using Bitcoin’s Blockchain Technology In Legal Practice by Alison Liou, published on Mar. 28, 2016 by The Columbia Science and Technology Law Review.

Bringing Continuity to Cryptocurrency: Commercial Law as a Guide to the Asset Categorization of Bitcoin by Evan Hewitt, published on Mar. 11, 2016 by Seattle University Law Review.

Understanding and Regulating Twenty-First Century Payment Systems: The Ripple Case Study by Marcel T. Rosner, Andrew Kang, published on Feb. 1, 2016 by Michigan Law Review.

New Kids on the Blockchain: How Bitcoin’s Technology Could Reinvent the Stock Market by Larissa Lee, published on Jan. 1, 2016 by Hastings Business Law Journal.

The Block is Hot: A Survey of the State of Bitcoin Regulation and Suggestions for the Future by Misha Tsukerman, published on Dec. 11, 2015 by Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Beyond Bitcoin: Issues in Regulating Blockchain Transactions by Trevor I. Kiviat, published on Dec. 1, 2015 by Duke Law Journal.

Reaching Within Silk Road: The Need for a New Subpoena Power That Targets Illegal Bitcoin Transactions by Alice Huang, published on Dec. 1, 2015 by Boston College Law Review.

The Evolution of Giving: Considerations for Regulation of Cryptocurrency Donation Deductions by Ashley Pittman, published on Nov. 1, 2015 by Duke Law & Technology Review.

Walking the Thirteenth Floor: The Taxation of Virtual Economies by Byron M. Huang, published on Sep. 1, 2015 by Yale Journal of Law and Technology.

Realm of the Coin: Bitcoin and Civil Procedure by Max Raskin, published on Jun. 1, 2015 by Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law.

Fitting a Square Peg in a Round Hole: Bitcoin,Money Laundering, and the Fifth Amendment Privilege Against Self-Incrimination by Nicholas J. Ajello, published on Mar. 26, 2015 by Brooklyn Law Review.

A Regulatory and Economic Perplexity: Bitcoin Needs Just a Bit of Regulation by Daniela Sonderegger, published on Jan. 1, 2015 by Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.

Barter, Bearer, and Bitcoin: The Likely Future of Stateless Virtual Money by Cara R. Baros, published on Dec. 12, 2014 by The University of Miami Business Law Review.

Digital Money: Bitcoin’s Financial and Tax Future Despite Regulatory Uncertainty by Nicole Mirjanich, published on Oct. 1, 2014 by DePaul Law Review.

Dynamic Common Law and Technological Change: The Classification of Bitcoin by Shawn Bayern, published on Sep. 30, 2014 by Washington and Lee Law Review Online.

Smart Contracts, Bitcoin Bots, and Consumer Protection by Joshua A.T. Fairfield, published on Sep. 30, 2014 by Washington and Lee Law Review.

Taxing and Regulating Bitcoin: The Government’s Game of Catch Up by Patrick McLeod, published on Aug. 22, 2014 by CommLaw Conspectus: Journal of Communications Law and Technology Policy.

Regulating Cryptocurrencies in the United States: Current Issues and Future Directions by Sarah Jane Hughes, Stephen T. Middlebrook, published on Aug. 14, 2014 by William Mitchell Law Review.

Kickstarter My Heart: Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowdfunding Constraints and Bitcoin Bubbles by David Groshoff, published on Apr. 1, 2014 by William & Mary Business Law Review.

Speculative Tech: The Bitcoin Legal Quagmire & the Need for Legal Innovation by Paul H. Farmer Jr., published on Mar. 14, 2014 by Journal of Business & Technology Law.

Bitcoins: Technological Innovation or Emerging Threat?, 30 J. Marshall J. Info. Tech. & Privacy L. 535 (2014) by R. Joseph Cook, published on Jan. 1, 2014 by John Marshall Journal of Information Technology & Privacy Law.

Bitcoin: The Economic Case for a Global, Virtual Currency Operating in an Unexplored Legal Framework by Jonathan B. Turpin, published on Jan. 1, 2014 by Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

The Nature of the Form: Legal and Regulatory Issues Surrounding the Bitcoin Digital Currency System by Joshua J. Doguet, published on Aug. 1, 2013 by Louisiana Law Review.

Bitcoins: Hacker Cash or the Next Global Currency? by Conor Desmond, published on Jan. 1, 2013 by Loyola Public Interest Law Reporter.

Beyond the Silk Road: Unregulated Decentralized Virtual Currencies Continue to Endanger US National Security and Welfare by Jared A. Kleiman, published on Jan. 1, 2013 by American University National Security Law Brief.

More Money, More Problems: The Bitcoin Virtual Currency and the Legal Problems that Face It by Daniel Smith, published on Apr. 1, 2012 by Case Western Reserve Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet.

Nerdy Money: Bitcoin, the Private Digital Currency, and the Case Against its Regulation by Nikolei M. Kaplanov, published on Jan. 1, 2012 by Loyola Consumer Law Review.

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