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


#1

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)!

Faketoshi

David Kleiman vs Craig Wright - thousands of links

Craig Wright vs Peter McCormack - thousands of links

Craig Wright vs Roger Ver: https://decryptmedia.com/6874/roger-ver-craig-wright-lawsuit

Bitcoin Magazine and Jameson Lopp about Craig Wright: https://archive.fo/CzgOI

Other crypto

Sequoia vs Binance: https://twitter.com/cz_binance/status/1131525133389058050

Winklevoss Shrem: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/winklevoss-twins-reach-settlement-charlie-shrem/

Market manipulation: https://coingeek.com/lawsuit-links-bitmain-roger-ver-group-to-premeditated-hostile-takeover-of-bitcoin-cash-network/

SIM swap scam: https://www.coindesk.com/crypto-investor-awarded-over-75-million-in-sim-swapping-hack-case

Bitfinex: https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/26/bitfinex-alleged-850m-fraud/

BTC-E: https://www.coindesk.com/alleged-btc-e-operator-alexander-vinnik-seeks-extradition-to-russia

Mt Gox Mark Karpeles: https://bitcoinmagazine.com/articles/karpeles-beats-embezzlement-charges-mt-gox-ruling/

Technology in general

Valid evidence: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/04/wayback_machine_legit/

Apple Bernadino shooter: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FBI–Apple_encryption_dispute + https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crypto_Wars

Bloomberg reporting of a hack: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2018-10-04/the-big-hack-how-china-used-a-tiny-chip-to-infiltrate-america-s-top-companies

Waymo vs Uber: http://fortune.com/2018/02/05/waymo-v-uber-what-you-need-to-know-about-the-high-stakes-self-driving-tech-trial/

Hertz vs Accenture: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/04/23/hertz_accenture_lawsuit/

Amazon .amazon domain: https://mashable.com/article/amazon-domain-name-icann-approved/?europe=true

Same story

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

Freedom fighters

Death penalty

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/8926874/saudi-arabia-teenager-16-beheaded-protests-whatsapp/

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

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48340209

Frenchman sentenced to death over Indonesia drug smuggling

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-48171165

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

Funny

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46425774

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

https://theoatmeal.com/blog/funnyjunk_letter


#2

More stuff

Conclusion

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?


#3

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!


#4

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)