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JamesIrving

I'm interested in new technology, especially blockchain. I'm a lawyer for some blockchain projects. I support crypto by accepting fees in Bitcoin and some other coins.

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Blockchain Law: A New Frontier

10 Aug 2020 4 minute read 0 comments JamesIrving

  One common feature of legal systems worldwide is that they tend to evolve. Today many countries have laws that make cyber-hacking a criminal activity, but there were always laws against interfering with other people's property. This is an example...

Tax Investigations & Crypto

26 Jul 2020 5 minute read 0 comments JamesIrving

  What power does the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have to demand information from a crypto exchange? This is the topic of a new lawsuit filed in the US District Court by a user of three exchanges, who has objected to the way the IRS obtained i...

Regulatory Sandboxes - What Are They?

18 Jul 2020 3 minute read 2 comments JamesIrving

  There have been a lot of court cases involving coin promoters, especially in the US. What if there were a way to avoid being "busted" for breaching securities laws and other compliance roadblocks to ICOs and STOs? Some jurisdictions are setting up...

Telegram Settlement: The Implications

29 Jun 2020 4 minute read 2 comments JamesIrving

Telegram Group settles with the SEC Yahoo! Finance and other news outlets report that Telegram Group recently agreed to pay the SEC a penalty of USD$18.5 million: read the Yahoo! story here. Telegram Group was investigated by the SEC and taken to co...

Block.one Litigation: Lessons for Promoters?

22 Jun 2020 5 minute read 1 comment JamesIrving

Block.one, the promoter of the EOS token, is currently facing two class-action lawsuits. There have been a number of lawsuits in the US against promoters of ICOs, security tokens (STOs), and the operators of trading exchanges. Some of these cases ar...

BitMEX Litigation

25 May 2020 8 minute read 1 comment JamesIrving

    The operators of BitMEX have recently become involved in four separate lawsuits in the US. BitMEX is a cryptocurrency futures trading exchange which offers customers an online peer-to-peer trading platform. (I should say at the outset that the p...

Search Engine Lawsuit

15 May 2020 2 minute read 0 comments JamesIrving

  Google recently lost a lawsuit in an Australian court. The Supreme Court of Victoria handed down a decision on 30th April 2020 finding that Google had published a defamatory article about a Melbourne lawyer, Mr George Defteros, by continuing to re...

Ripple Lawsuit Explained

9 May 2020 4 minute read 4 comments JamesIrving

  On May 1, 2020, it was announced that Bitcoin Manipulation Abatement LLC had sued Ripple Labs, Inc. and two other defendants in the US District Court for the Northern District of California. This post reviews the Plaintiff's Complaint document fil...

Regulation of STOs

4 May 2020 4 minute read 1 comment JamesIrving

    Judging by the frequency of court cases in the United States involving the promoters of ICOs and STOs, there is either some confusion among token and coin promoters about the application of securities regulations, or there is a reluctance to com...

Telegram Group & SEC

5 Apr 2020 4 minute read 0 comments JamesIrving

Case Note: SEC v Telegram Group Inc & TON Issuer Inc - USDC SDNY Case No 19-cv-9439 (PKC) SEC takes action against Telegram On 24 March 2020, a US District Court judge granted the SEC’s application for a temporary restraining order against Telegram...

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Cute Feral Cats Living Around Us

7 Sep 2020 Zagham Travel

07 September 2020
In Australia, where the cat is an introduced species, feral cats kill millions of native birds and animals every year, pushing many of them to the edge of extinction. See this Australian government website: https://environment.gov.au/biodiversity/invasive-species/feral-animals-australia/feral-cats

YouTube shuts down another crypto live feed

7 Sep 2020 CryptoSpyder

07 September 2020
Did YouTube explain what aspect of the video was "harmful and dangerous"?

Freedom vs Protection: Should Crypto Exchanges Be Able To Censor Transactions?

29 Jul 2020 pheonixdown-dee

30 July 2020
Maybe it's not an "all or nothing" binary choice between freedom and protection? What if users are given the option in their TOU to authorise the exchange/custodian blocking payments to scammers? Then the exchange would be doing it on their behalf.

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26 Jul 2020 abisai

26 July 2020
Very nice drawing! Well done.

Regulatory Sandboxes - What Are They?

18 Jul 2020 JamesIrving

22 July 2020
The government has multiple agendas. It is protecting consumers, and also simultaneously stimulating innovation - more business equals more taxes. But it is also susceptible of being 'lobbied' by established industry players. Thanks for your comment!

Telegram Settlement: The Implications

29 Jun 2020 JamesIrving

18 July 2020
There definitely has to be a security aspect to building a smart contract. The right person has to be able to trigger a payment, for example, and nobody else. But these are, if you like, modern versions of old problems. It has always been possible for someone to walk into your bank, pretend they are you, and withdraw your savings. Banks have security measures. Smart contracts should have those too.

Wearing a Mask is Useless, But Herd Immunity Seems to Be The Release Key from COVID-19 Hoax

15 Jul 2020 acesontop

15 July 2020
Why do doctors and nurses wear masks in operating rooms, if they are useless?

Statera Project AMA: $200 in DAI Prize Pool for Participants! #StateraAMAPublish0x

13 Jul 2020 STATERA PROJECT

14 July 2020
I'm glad you are inviting questions. Do you foresee that further functionalities will be added to STA in future? For example, could it become a payment vehicle for particular types of transactions on a specialised blockchain? Or could it you tie it to loan transactions, e.g. I stake Bitcoin collateral and you lend me some STA (which becomes more valuable as STA tokens are burned)?

What Happens To Your Bitcoin And Cryptos When You Die?

5 Jul 2020 CUMSH0T18

05 July 2020
Cryptocurrency is a species of property like any other property, say a house or car, but there is a difference in that it is less accessible. If you leave your car to your friend in your Will and then die, the car is probably easy to find - usually it will be parked outside your home. What about accessing your cryptocurrency? The author has hit the nail on the head. How can your wallet password information be communicated safely? It's not just the lawyer who helps prepare your Will who could handle that information. After you die the Will becomes a public document, at least in common law countries, when it is submitted to a court for probate.

Gold Mining is Stopping Trees From Regrowing In the Amazon says Study

5 Jul 2020 Jjpn47

05 July 2020
It's not super difficult to rehabilitate a disused mineral mining site, it just takes some effort. Governments that claim taxes from miners should set aside a bit of that money to rehabilitate the land afterwards. It's something that low-risk prisoners can do. Read more about minesite rehabilitation here: https://minerals.org.au/mine-rehabilitation-case-studies

The Story Behind the Lyrics of my Song 'Signs'

3 Jul 2020 Bryan Divisions

03 July 2020
Great lyrics! I liked the performance.

ALGORAND: MODERN SOCIAL PAYMENT SOLUTION

30 Jun 2020 Immanuel Somto

30 June 2020
Suggest you put "Algorand" in the tile of the post e.g. "Algorand: Modern Social Payment Solution" to make this easier for readers to find.

American Museum of Natural History to Remove Theodore Roosevelt Statue

23 Jun 2020 AverageVancouverite

27 June 2020
I don't deny that Teddy Roosevelt did a lot of good things, and yes I do know about him. I've even visited his house. For example, did a great thing when he doubled the size of the National Parks. What was the last thing I wrote in my comment? Melt this one and create a new statue of T Roosevelt that isn't racist. It's OK to have a statue of Roosevelt, but it's not so great to have one that minority people find offensive. "Racist" by what standard? That's a good question. Maybe white people in 1940 didn't think the statue was racist, you're right. But did they ask any "Negros" or "Indians" what they thought? Who knows. The fact is that a lot of people from minority groups TODAY are saying they don't like these statues. What weight do you give to that?

American Museum of Natural History to Remove Theodore Roosevelt Statue

23 Jun 2020 AverageVancouverite

23 June 2020
My question to anybody who objects to this statue being removed is, why do you want to keep it? To demonstrate how people in the past were racists? Really! Don't you care that it continues to insult black people and indigenous people today? If "preserving history" is so important, then the people of Europe should not have removed the swastikas and portraits of Hitler from Germany and the Nazi-occupied countries of Europe after WW2. We can keep a few racist statues in a Museum of Racism for those people who are interested in history. We don't need to have them sitting in our public places advertising values that most people don't hold. Melt this one down and make a new statue of Teddy Roosevelt that isn't racist.

Quebec should leave Canada. Change my mind

19 Jun 2020 imisstheoldkanye

19 June 2020
It's not that difficult to translate between languages. Why was there a delay in getting Canadian medicine labels published in French?

How to receive a payment from Publish0x

4 Jun 2020 Jumble

04 June 2020
Unfortunately, the Publish0x website won't accept my wallet addresses when I try to save them, so I can't receive any payments.

Abu Hamid al-Ghazali’s influence on René Descartes

30 May 2020 Mustapha Itani

30 May 2020
Interesting post, thanks! Western epistemology is a dialogue between generations of philosophers: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Aquinas, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hume, Berkeley, Pierce, Russell, Heidegger. I've missed a few, but you get the idea. Descartes probably read some of Al Ghazali's writings. Al Ghazali was a great philosopher. There is, of course, another way to conceive of consciousness, which is that it is not something our brain does, but something that is happening that our brain participates in. Check this out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFNdNVR3VtI

Why is my TV yelling at me? A Modern Political Documystery #3 In the previous chapter of The Presidency continued: Terrorism on U.S. soil, Planned Parenthood, and the Obama, Clinton, Kerry plan:

30 May 2020 Michael Stevens

30 May 2020
I gave you a thumbs up but you have got some issues with your article, bro. Most people only remember the last move in the game, not all of the things that led up to it. Russia didn't "annex Ukraine", it did that to Crimea (which was part of Ukraine). Guess what, most of the people who live in that area speak Russian and identify as Russian ethnically. If you rewind the history tape you'll discover that in 1954, Premier Nikita Khruschev of the Soviet Union (who was ethnically a Ukranian) took Crimea away from Russia and gave it to Ukraine. See how the problem started? OK so what, it doesn't excuse what Russia did. If they wanted Crimea back they should have cut a deal with the Ukranians, and not give SAMs to their stupid Crimean friends to shoot down civilian airliners. But here's some free advice: you will always understand current events better if you dig deeper and uncover the history. Here's a link to a story about the 1954 Crimea transfer, FYI: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2014/02/separatism-in-ukraine-blame-nikita-khrushchev-for-ukraine-s-newest-crisis.html

Taking drugs in useful way.

13 Mar 2020 scarecrow

13 March 2020
It makes sense for governments to rethink their policies towards substances that were banned for political reasons in the 1970s and which current research shows have therapeutic benefits and are non-addictive. See this article, for example: https://www.sdentertainer.com/lifestyle/magic-mushrooms-show-promising-results-for-treating-ptsd-and-depression/

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Most cryptocurrencies have fallen in value, but total capitalization has increased

2 Oct 2020 1 minute read comments Gidroman

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1 Oct 2020 5 minute read comments Li_KungFu

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How Much Ethereum Should You Own!?

1 Oct 2020 3 minute read comments johnwege

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Lattice Exchange - The Evolution to DeFi

30 Sep 2020 2 minute read comments Bitloca

  Disclaimer The main objective of this publication is to present the Lattice Exchange solution and the related Lattice Exchange project. Under no circumstance, it should be considered as an investment advice. If you have any question regarding the...

Ethereum’s 2.0 Testnet Validators Staked Nearly 2 Million ETH

29 Sep 2020 1 minute read comments CryptoBrowser

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Charles Hoskinson and the Infinite Machine. Part II

13 Sep 2020 6 minute read comments Cryptotexty

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