November 27, 2019, 6:09PM EST
• 8 min read

Bitcoin, poetry and taxes

Quick Take

  • Crypto caselaw is becoming more prosaic as the law catches up to tech that is becoming mainstream.
  • Zietke v. United States, 2019 U.S. Dist LEXIS 204274 (D. Wash., 11/25/2019) is a recent federal court case involving an IRS summons sees the court grappling with Fourth Amendment protections for bitcoin transaction records held on an exchange
  • The Court holds that bitcoin records are more like bank records than cell phone records and declines to extend Fourth Amendment protections to them

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