Author
Shawn Bayern

Citation
71 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. Online 22 (2014)

Published
September 30, 2014

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Most legal analysis of Bitcoin has addressed public-law and regulatory matters, such as taxation, securities regulation, and money laundering. This essay considers some questions that Bitcoin raises from a private-law perspective, and it aims to show that technological innovation may highlight problems with conceptualistic, classical rules of private law.