Bitcoin and the Constitution: Is Code Speech?

And Can the 4th Amendment Keep the Government Out of Your Crypto?

Although Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are hitting the mainstream, the way the law will treat them is still undeveloped. In this episode, we talk about how and whether the First and Fourth Amendments might apply to cryptocurrency, what kind of protection they offer, and ways to make sure the law develops in a way that protects innovation and opportunity.

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