12 Sep '12, 1pm

Key Disclosure Laws Can Be Used To Confiscate Bitcoin Assets

Key disclosure laws may become the most important government tool in asset seizures and the war on money laundering. When charged with a criminal offense, that refers to the ability of the government to demand that you surrender your private encryption keys that decrypt your data. If your data is currency such as access control to various amounts of bitcoin on the block chain, then you have surrendered your financial transaction history and potentially the value itself.

Full article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/09/12/key-dis...

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