Crypto exchanges and the America problem: Is a check-box enough?

Quick Take

  • Is it enough for a crypto exchange to rely on a check-box non-residence affirmation?
  • It would certainly be compelling evidence for a court to see that a company has taken active technological measures to block U.S. users from its site
  • I’m personally exceptionally skeptical that the check-box disclaimer and terms of service exclusion are going to be sufficient for most courts

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