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Why Bitcoin Is Protected by the First Amendment

Blockchain and Digital Currency   |   July 29, 2020

Carlton Fields attorney Justin S. Wales authored an article in CoinDesk entitled “Why Bitcoin Is Protected by the First Amendment.” Wales co-chairs the firm’s Blockchain and Digital Currency Practice.

“As an industry, we should reframe the discussion about bitcoin and its progeny away from their uses solely as digital money and instead describe them as onramps to decentralized networks capable of much more,” Wales wrote. “Once properly viewed as conduits to global communicative technologies, it becomes clear that participation in these networks is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.” 

READ: CoinDesk, “Why Bitcoin Is Protected by the First Amendment”

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