Japanese court deals blow to Bitcoin movement: Coin World Buzz
- Published: Aug 17, 2015, 8 AM
1. Bad ruling for Bitcoin
After compensation for lost Bitcoin was refused in a Japanese courthouse earlier this month, it has been ruled that Bitcoin cannot be owned and are not considered pieces of currency in that country, The Memo reports.
"The anonymous individual had been trying to claim for the Bitcoin they’d lost [during the 2014 MtGox collapse], however Judge Masumi Kurachi’s ruling that Bitcoin is 'not subject to ownership' due to their intangible nature and reliance on third parties to exchange," The Memo reports.
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