Bitcoin Legal Resources

Because Bitcoin is still so new, and because the market for it has only recently begun attracting news and attention, legal resources pertaining specifically to Bitcoin are scarce.  Email with any additional resources that you think should be added.

Law Review Articles

Grinberg, R. “Bitcoin: An Innovative Alternative Digital Currency,” December 9, 2011, 4 Hastings Sci. & Tech. L.J. 160.

Legal Cases

Tradehill Inc. v. Dwolla Inc. (unpublished N.D. Cal. May 9, 2012) – Forcing Bitcoin trading partners to comply with contractual arbitration provision rather than proceeding in federal court.

Regulatory Guidance By FinCEN

Application of FinCEN’s Regulations to Persons Administering, Exchanging, or Using Virtual Currencies (March 18, 2013)

Other legal resources, including foreign court decisions and criminal proceedings:

BitcoinTalk Forum List of Court Cases