“The Law Of Bitcoin” Book Released by 10 International Lawyers and Academics: The Definitive Guide to Navigating Bitcoin Law

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“The Law Of Bitcoin” Book Released by 10 International Lawyers and Academics: The Definitive Guide to Navigating Bitcoin Law
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Bitcoin Press Release: Edited by Stuart Hoegner and featuring a foreword by Jerry Brito of Coin Center, and articles from Bitcoin, law and cryptocurrency experts worldwide, newly-released book The Law of Bitcoin is an invaluable tool for anyone needing to understand how Bitcoin and cryptocurrency intersect with legal frameworks in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany.

Published in July 2015 and available now, The Law of Bitcoin is a response to the great interest and need for a text focused on the law of cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin. This book is the first of its kind delving into cryptocurrency law in four jurisdictions: the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. Written by knowledge leaders in the fields of law and cryptocurrency, The Law of Bitcoin addresses such topics as the intersection of cryptocurrencies and criminal law, taxation, anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing regulations, securities law, consumer protection, negotiable instruments, currency law and financial regulation. The Law of Bitcoin is a leading resource and go-to text both for those wishing to understand the basics of how the law affects cryptocurrency and Bitcoin businesses, and also for those in the legal community searching for sophisticated answers to more advanced questions.

The Law of Bitcoin team is currently available for interviews with media outletsworldwide. To arrange an interview please email media(at)thelawofbitcoin.com or call +1 416 545 1386.

The Law of Bitcoin features contributors and legal experts from 4 different countries:

Stuart Hoegner (editor) is a lawyer and accountant in the cryptocurrency and Internet gaming spaces. He represents bitcoin and other cryptocurrency exchanges, leading cryptocurrency entrepreneurs and investors and blockchain 2.0 initiatives. He is General Counsel to the Bitcoin Alliance of Canada.

Paul Anning is a specialist financial services lawyer and partner at Osborne Clarke in London. He has a broad range of experience, including experience in M&A and capital markets transactions, establishing private equity and property funds, and advising institutional investors on alternative investments.

Mark Brailsford is a Consultant in the corporate tax group at Osborne Clarke in London. Mark has over 25 years of experience in corporate tax and wide expertise in the UK and international tax arena. His primary focus lies with corporate tax and VAT structuring for corporate and financial transactions.

Lorna Brazell is a partner in the intellectual property litigation department at Osborne Clarke in London. She acts for a wide range of clients, advising technology-centric businesses in life sciences, digital business, energy, and financial services, and has been recognized for several years as a leading individual in both national and international directories.

Jerry Brito is executive director of Coin Center and adjunct professor of law at George Mason University. Jerry is the coauthor of Bitcoin: A Primer for Policymakers, as well as other scholarly works on the regulation of cryptocurrencies. Jerry has over ten years’ experience in technology policy and he has testified twice before Congress on cryptocurrencies.

Matthew Cleary obtained his J.D. from the University of Colorado Boulder. He has developed a specialty in bitcoin regulation through a seminar paper on the subject and work on future publications. Matthew is an Associate Editor of the Colorado Natural Resources, Energy, and Environmental Law Review.

Jillian Friedman is a lawyer and academic with expertise in commercial law and financial services in the e-commerce sector. Jillian is Chief Legal Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the Bitcoin Foundation Canada, counsel to the Bitcoin Embassy (Montreal), and a board member of the Montreal chapter of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS).

Ryan Straus is an attorney and co-chair of the Payments Practice Group at Riddell Williams in Seattle. Ryan has extensive experience in payments matters, including electronic payments, mobile payments, prepaid cards, alternative currencies, and federal and state licensing. Ryan is counsel for industry leaders in the banking, payment processing and cryptocurrency sectors.

Michael Taylor is Legal Counsel at Travelex in London, specializing in the legal and regulatory aspects of payment services, e-money, and consumer credit. Michael has worked with a broad range of clients, particularly digital and FinTech businesses.

Christoph-Nikolaus von Unruh is a lawyer in Germany and the CEO and co-founder of Dogecoin-based app DogeRain. Nikolaus obtained his law degree from Humboldt University in Berlin and has a Masters degree in company and taxation law. His Masters thesis was on VAT on bitcoin transactions.

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The Law of Bitcoin team is currently available for interviews with media outlets worldwide.

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BitCasino.io Expands Its Bitcoin Casino With NetEnt Games
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BitCasino.io, the world’s first legally licensed and regulated online Bitcoin-only casino gaming operator, has expanded its casino games offering by integrating popular NetEnt casino games.

BitCasino.io have added 150+ games and 30+ mobile games that include Gonzo’s Quest, Starburst, South Park and Blood Suckers that are compatible with all mobile devices.

A spokesperson for BitCasino.io commented on the developments:

“The addition of NetEnt’s impressive library of casino games content will be played in EUR and converted from Bitcoin on each transaction for players. These new games complement Bitcasino’s existing 750+ casino games, including over €6,500,000 worth of jackpots, blackjack, live dealer casino table games, dice, baccarat, and lotto. It ensures that we offer the best gaming experience and destination to a player base of over 100,000 Bitcoin only players spanning some 80 countries. The games shall only be available to NetEnt’s preapproved white list of countries.”

To learn more please go to: http://BitCasino.io

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Editors Notes

*NetEnt games are played in EUR and converted from Bitcoin for each transaction by the Bitcasino platform.

*NetEnt games are not available to residents of the following countries: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Italy, Malta, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, and United States Minor Outlying Islands.

About Bitcasino.io (www.BitCasino.io)

Bitcasino.io is the world’s first legally licensed and regulated online Bitcoin-only gaming platforms. Kopikas Enterprises d.o.o. has been granted a gambling license to conduct online gaming operations by the government of Montenegro under the License# 0042 for the website BitCasino.io

Bitcasino.io offers more than 750 casino games, including over €6,500,000 worth of jackpots, blackjack, live dealer casino table games, dice, baccarat, and lotto. Bitcasino.io has the most games, utilizes the latest HTML5 technologies, and offers players the highest limits.

Bitcasino.io’s team of 25 dedicated staff provides 24/7 live chat support ensuring the friendliest service to a player base spanning 80 countries and a player base of over 100,000 players.

 

This press release is for informational purposes only. The information does not constitute investment advice or an endorsement by Bitcoin Magazine or BTC Media, LLC. Bitcoin Magazine does not certify the accuracy of the above information provided by BitCasino.io.

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Bitcoin Could Prevent Future Economic Catastrophes in Greece and Worldwide
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European leaders announced Monday morning that they had reached a deal meant to resolve Greece’s debt crisis, The New York Times reports. The new bailout for Greece would involve both “serious reforms” and “financial support,” said Donald Tusk, president of the European Council.

Last week Greek voters issued a surprisingly loud and clear statement of support to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, and defiance to European authorities and the International Monetary Fund. In the referendum celebrated on July 5, the Greeks said no to the bailout deal proposed by the country’s creditors.

The agreement on the new bailout deal is tough on Greece, but better than alternatives that have been discussed in the frantic negotiations of last week. It appears that Grexit – the forced exit of Greece from the Eurozone and perhaps from the European Union itself – has been avoided for now.

The question remains whether the current agreement and the detailed bailout plan that is expected to be unveiled in the next hours or days are solid enough to provide a stable and sustainable solution to the Greek crisis. The situation in Greece remains very difficult – so difficult, in fact, that the possibility of a parallel currency for Greece, either issued by the government or spontaneously established by the citizens themselves, remains plausible.

Writing at The Wall Street Journal, Christopher Mims notes that – although bitcoin is evolving much more quickly than some observers realize – the digital currency as it is cannot help the Greeks of today. But it could be of great help to the Greeks of tomorrow, or the citizens of other countries that fall into serious financial troubles.

Mims notes that Greek companies are already starting to do what is often done in times of currency crisis, paying suppliers and employees in IOUs, or scrip – an example of local currencies that can be spent a particular area in addition to a national currency, with or without the backing of the government and the status of legal tender. Other types of local currencies are Local Exchange Trade Systems, or LETS. The local currency WIR franc, established in the 1930 by Swiss WIR Bank in response to a failing economy and currency shortages, has been proposed as a conceptual model for a blockchain-based parallel currency, which will be introduced in a pilot project for a Greek island.

Michael Casey, the co-author of The Age Of Cryptocurrency, a former Wall Street Journal reporter who is now a senior adviser to the MIT Digital Currency Initiative, told Mims that the blockchain technology could be used to issue scrip. One possibility is using “sidechains” separate from the main Bitcoin blockchain, but interoperable with it by means of two-way pegs.

Using sidechains, Greece could create a “collateralized currency” backed by state-owned assets. Cryptocoins representing a fraction of all the country’s islands, ports and factories would hold their value as long as people believe the underlying assets do. Another possibility would be to use divisible cryptocoins to implement a flexible, scalable local barter system based on fractional ownership of goods and assets.

“If you have infinitely divisible claims on an asset, then you could trade a third of a horse for a trip to Acapulco,” said Casey.

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BitPay Releases Version 1.1 of Copay Wallet with Variable Transaction Fees
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Copay launched version 1.0 of its open-source multi-signature HD bitcoin wallet last month. At that time, the Copay team announced that they will be taking community feedback to improve upon the platform. This week, the team launched Copay 1.1.0, with new features including custom transaction fee settings, wallet fund sweeping and fund transfer between wallets.

First, the new fee customization feature enables users to customize the fees of transactions sent from wallets in the app. This way, users have more control over transaction confirmation speeds, as miners will prefer to have transactions with higher miner fees confirmed first to store it in a block. The current options are: Economy (10 bits per Kb), Normal (50 bits per Kb), Priority (100 bits per Kb), and Emergency (500 bits per Kb).

Another feature which gives more control to users is the new spending proposal deletion rules that makes it easier for shared wallets to unlock funds. Previously, the creators of unused proposals could erase only if no other copayers rejected it. Now,

Any copayer can delete a pending spending proposal if the proposal was created more than 24 hours prior.
In the first 24 hours, the creator of the spending proposal can delete the proposal as long as it has no other signatures from other copayers (though it may have rejections).

Furthermore, with additional features like fund transfer between wallets and wallet fund sweeping, Copay makes it much simpler and faster for users to send transactions to another wallet.

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