DCC/BBA Weekly Update for 12/15/14

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*+-This weekly feature is brought to you by DCC Member Adam Wyatt of BullBear Analytics. Market Commentary (BTC): There is no doubt that the seismic event that was the Microsoft news, and the price action that followed, have kept both bulls and bears at bay for most of the remainder of the week. Bulls are right… Read more »

Why Bitcoin Needs Lawyers to Bridge the Technology Gap

*+-Source: CoinDesk.com There seems to be no shortage of bitcoin entrepreneurs or investors getting new ideas and new technology on the market, but showing all parties how NextGen payments and banking incumbents can cooperate, or even just coexist, within today’s society and under its terms is perhaps a job best left for the lawyers. Bitcoin isn’t just magical Internet money anymore; the bitcoin technology provides the infrastructure for innovations in record keeping,… Read more »

Why bitcoin investors need education and regulation

*+-Source: MarketWatch.com A recent book by Brian Kelly of CNBC is raising interest (and heated discussions) about bitcoin and cybercurrency. Kelly’s book is called “The Bitcoin Big Bang” and although it isn’t the first book on Bitcoin, his thesis is that bitcoin is poised to take over the financial world. Kelly discusses that many of… Read more »

Potential Pitfalls and Current Trends in Federal Criminal Law

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*+-Most everyone probably thinks of the Silk Road case when the words “bitcoin” and “criminal” are uttered in the same sentence. However, legitimate businesses need to consider several important points in order to avoid criminal penalties. First, some businesses may be required to register as a money services business (“MSB”) both at federal and state… Read more »

DCC/BBA Weekly Update for 12/1/2014

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*+-This weekly feature is brought to you by DCC Member Adam Wyatt of BullBear Analytics. Market Commentary (BTC): After a relatively stable long holiday weekend which saw price bounce off of support at 355 $ on the way up to 390 $, bitcoin is now consolidating once again in the 375 to 380 $ area. As… Read more »