Muting the ‘Immutable’ – The Curious Case of Cryptcurrency Mining Pools

Editor’s Note: In a longer read, Viraj Ananth explains how the existing regime of regulations for Cryptocurrency Mining Pools is inadequate.

Viraj Ananth is a third-year student at NLSIU. He currently serves as the Deputy Chief Editor of the Indian Journal of Law and Technology and is the Founding Editor of The Boardroom Lawyer. He has served as an invited member of the Karnataka Government’s Consultation Team on Innovation and Regulatory Sandboxes where he co-authored the Karnataka Innovation Authority Bill, 2018.

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Part II: Public Law and Cryptocurrencies The Institution of Property – Form and Function

[Ed note: This post, published on the “Law and Other Things” blog, has been co- authored by Namratha Murugeshan and  Prachi Srikant Tadsare. The views expressed by the authors are in a personal capacity and do not reflect the views of the institution the authors are affiliated to.]

On December 28, 2017 the South Korean government banned domestic cryptocurrency exchanges from allowing users to transact through anonymous accounts.

Anguk Law Offices is a small boutique firm in Seoul holding itself out as a firm for foreign investors and immigrants. But, it is in the spotlight in the cryptocurrency and public law space as a result of this ban. Anguk is putting forward a unique argument on behalf of cryptocurrency investors in retaliation to the South Korean government’s administrative guidance.

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Misnomer of the Decade: Crypto -“currency” Part I : What is Crypto- “currency” and How Does It Work?

[Ed note: This post, published on the “Law and Other Things” blog, has been co- authored by Namratha Murugeshan and  Prachi Srikant Tadsare. The views expressed by the authors are in a personal capacity and do not reflect the views of the institution the authors are affiliated to.]

A lawyer and her client walk into a room full of accountants. The client looks at the room and says, “I hereby pay my lawyer, X units.” All the accountants note this transaction in their ledgers.[1]

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