Attention lawmakers: these are the most important features of digital currencies

Ezra Goldschlager
Aug 30, 2017 · 12 min read
Bitcoin has company. 75 digital currencies and tokens have market caps of over $100MM. Image credit: Vladislav Sergeev


A typical Bitcoin transaction. One address sends some number of Bitcoins to another.

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Ezra Goldschlager

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Associate Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law

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