Bitcoin's post-peak tumble shows unavoidable doom ahead for cryptocurrencies

At the start of 2017, bitcoin traded at US$ 1,000. By September, the price had gone to US$ 4,000, by mid-December almost US$ 20,000, giving it a market value of US$ 320-billion, at which point the chart looked like the Eiffel Tower viewed from the top. Down went bitcoin, reaching US$ 10,000 by late …
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Vermont Lawyer Warns of Legal Complications Ahead for Cryptocurrency Miners (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Are miners — the nodes on a blockchain that process transactions — partners in a company? And, if they are deemed partners, and a cryptocurrency project collapses leaving coin holders holding the bag, what legal construct is in place to protect miners from lawsuits? One Vermont lawyer sees a “nightmare” unfolding.Stepping back a few steps, last month, several news sites ran stories about proposed legislation (…

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