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Cybersecurity: Crime and Espionage

Lawfare Sells a Bitcoin

Back in December 2014, Lawfare bought a Bitcoin. We did so with the idea that owning one might provide the impetus for some writing about the national security implications of blockchain technology. That plan never came to real fruition for a host of reasons. But it did make us a profit! We purchased the coin for just a little more than $300. We sold it just the other day for more than $2600.

The Cyberlaw Podcast

Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Jamie Smith

With Stewart on vacation, the blockchain takes over the podcast! In episode 121, Jason Weinstein and Alan Cohn talk all things bitcoin, blockchain, and distributed ledger technology, and interview Jamie Smith, Global Chief Communications Officer for the BitFury Group, one of the largest full-service blockchain technology companies.

Bits and Bytes

Bitcoin Exposed; DNS Hacked; EU Cyber Law Passed

Satoshi Nakamoto exposed? As most readers know, Bitcoin is a crypto currency that was first invented by a pseudononymous mathematician who went by the name of Satoshi Nakamoto. For years, many has sought his true identity. Now, Wired magazine has made a powerful circumstantial case that it is an Australian named Craig Steven Wright. "In the last weeks, WIRED has obtained the strongest evidence yet of Satoshi Nakamoto’s true identity.


Bitcoin as a National Security Hedge Fund

Nearly a year ago, Lawfare bought a bitcoin -- a piece of digital currency that exists only by virtue some rather complex and elegant mathematics but without the charecteristic of having been issued by any national bank. On the day we bought the coin, its value was roughly $316/coin. Since that time the value has fluctuated some, but mostly languished in the doldrums.

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