Stephen D. Palley

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

Disclaimer: This essay is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended or offered as legal advice. If you need legal advice, hire a lawyer! Also, these are my opinions only, and aren’t authorized by any past, present or future employer. Also, I might change my mind. I contain multitudes. Editor’s note: This piece […]
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Oct 1, 2019, 8:50PM UTC

Bitcoin default judgment benefits from bull market, worth more today than in March

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 28, 2019, 1:30PM UTC

Court says AT&T SIM hack plaintiff's $24M crypto loss not result of security lapse, must amend suit

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 26, 2019, 5:03PM UTC

Plaintiff loses $2 million in BTC, sees case dismissed after 'missing the point entirely'

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 19, 2019, 9:15PM UTC

Man takes on Gemini and CIT in lawsuit after his $263,799.28 was allegedly stolen to purchase crypto

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 14, 2019, 1:45PM UTC

Tezos founders claim 'marital privilege' to keep emails between them confidential

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 12, 2019, 5:30PM UTC

Investigation into alleged unlicensed money transmission business uncovers an additional charge

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 6, 2019, 1:35PM UTC

Federal judge orders jail following civil contempt hearing featuring crypto assets

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jul 4, 2019, 3:10PM UTC

Dispute between Bittrex and trader sees arbitration clause examined

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 30, 2019, 12:52PM UTC

GAW Miners crypto class-action certified 3 years after filing suit

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 28, 2019, 5:55PM UTC

Tezos court issues compromise ruling, orders SEC communication produced

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 23, 2019, 1:35PM UTC

Former Zerocoin employee files lawsuit against company in a case more human than crypto

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 15, 2019, 4:30PM UTC

Court orders Craig Wright to provide a list of trustees and comply with discovery

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 13, 2019, 2:08PM UTC

The scope of discovery could influence the outcome of ongoing Tezos litigation

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 9, 2019, 12:30PM UTC

The SEC and Kik are poised for a battle that could further flesh out securities law for crypto

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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Jun 7, 2019, 7:20PM UTC

Liquidation of New Zealand crypto exchange reaches NYC bankruptcy court

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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May 31, 2019, 4:19PM UTC

Colored diamond-backed token sale leads to restraining order and asset freeze

Disclaimer: These summaries are provided for educational purposes only by Nelson Rosario and Stephen Palley. They are not legal advice. These are our opinions only, aren’t authorized by any past, present or future client or employer. Also we might change our minds. We contain multitudes. As always, Rosario summaries are “NMR” and Palley summaries are […]
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May 26, 2019, 12:59PM UTC

An interview with payments lawyer Steve Middlebrook on the recent FinCEN virtual currency guidance

FinCEN recently issued non-binding guidance about the application of its guidance to virtual currencies, including bitcoin. There has been a good deal of chatter on social media about “what it all means,” but very little of it from lawyers with deep experience in payments and in the government, and even less with lawyers who have […]
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May 17, 2019, 6:00PM UTC
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