Interesting real-life legal law cases related to crypto Bitcoin blockchain technology

Collection of various legal cases from the past year or two…

Tried to provide link to a reputable and established media outlets, of course DYOR (do your own research) and RTFS (read the source)!


David Kleiman vs Craig Wright - thousands of links

Craig Wright vs Peter McCormack - thousands of links

Craig Wright vs Roger Ver:

Bitcoin Magazine and Jameson Lopp about Craig Wright:

Other crypto

Sequoia vs Binance:

Winklevoss Shrem:

Market manipulation:

SIM swap scam:



Mt Gox Mark Karpeles:

Technology in general

Valid evidence:

Apple Bernadino shooter:–Apple_encryption_dispute +

Bloomberg reporting of a hack:

Waymo vs Uber:

Hertz vs Accenture:

Amazon .amazon domain:

Same story

  • Microsoft EU antitrust
  • Google EU antitrust
  • Facebook FTC privacy settlement

Freedom fighters

Death penalty

A young lad was tortured with electricity and beheaded in Saudi Arabia because he sent WhatsApp messages about a protest aged 16.

Frenchman sentenced to death over Indonesia drug smuggling

Brunei says it won’t enforce death penalty for gay sex

There were media articles about death penalty but apparently it won’t be enforced


Emile Ratelband, still aged 69, wanted to change his birth date by 20 years to avoid what he called discrimination.
“We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” he said.

He got the attention. Respecting attitude. Forking your identity

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There are so many hackers, hactivists, examples of industrial espionage, privacy violations, trade secrets, unfair competition…

Is it default world or the lens I’m looking at?

This is a very interesting list of cases. What would be the argument here, though?

I’m not sure I fully follow. Really interested in your two cents!

I think that reasons are similar to those guys editing Wikipedia :slight_smile:

Maybe some of these technology giants are more likely to adopt technology (use Kleros) is settling their disputes?

Speaking of Wikipedia - my most notable contributions relate to War on Drugs, Private Prison System and some conspiracy theories, referencing facts and connecting the dots (conspiracy reality)

Note: don’t get me involved in any criminal act, unless you are the government. It’s much easier to play by the rules, breaking the law usually carries a heavy burden, my opportunity cost is too high.

(now as I think about it - Red Team - social engineering - I’m quite good at building rapport and returning items to a shop even if I lose the proof of purchase)

Picture from Leigh Sagar presentation in Leicester:

Check him out on Twitter:

Robertson v Persons Unknown

AA v Persons Unknown

Vorotyntseva v Money-4 Ltd