The Privacy Limits of Transacting in Bitcoin: The Fifth Circuit’s Flawed Reasoning in United States v. Gratkowski
Oct 15, 2021
Privacy has been central to Bitcoin since its inception. Bitcoin was expressly created to be a peer-to-peer form of digital cash and retain privacy through the anonymity of public keys. The decentralized nature of cryptocurrency presents novel legal issues for courts to consider, specifically those related to Fourth Amendment privacy rights.