Louisiana Law Review


Electronic money, Money -- Law & legislation, Bitcoins -- Law & legislation, Money -- United States, Satoshi Nakamoto


The article offers information related to the legal and regulatory issues associated with the use of Bitcoins, a cryptocurrency. It informs creation and transfer of bitcoins is based on an open-source cryptographic protocol that is independent of any central authority. It informs that in 2008, an enigmatic programmer, known only as Satoshi Nakamoto, first proposed the idea for Bitcoin. It reports the need of new regulatory efforts for the use of bitcoins.

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