Lawsuit Against AT&T and T-Mobile Round Out a Volatile Year in the Cryptocurrency Market

Two major wireless carriers, AT&T and T-Mobile were sued last week for failing to protect customer data and cryptocurrency accounts. The suit was brought by Silver Miller Law, a firm that has become a major player in the cryptocurrency arena after securing several million-dollar judgments on behalf of digital asset investors. The complaint alleges that

Will a Necessity Defense Drain the Power of Energy Companies?

In the 1960’s, the nation witnessed a wave of civil disobedience that stemmed from an awakening of an environmental collective consciousness. The environmental movement included protests, trespassing, and property damage, and although it facilitated short-term results and media coverage, it arguably crashed as the government stepped in on the side of the energy corporations. Following

Bitcoin Mining’s Staggering Energy Consumption and the Search for Cheap Electricity

In recent years it has been well documented that Bitcoin mining requires a large amount of energy. While Bitcoin mining’s ever increasing energy consumption has been a topic of discussion for some time now, recent reports have highlighted that Bitcoin mining’s energy usage is continuing to grow at a staggering rate. For some perspective, in

3D Printing and its Threat to IP

3D Printing is a technology poised to bring change to nearly every industry space. Traditional printing allows one to use an inkjet to apply ink to a page and produce images, words, and symbols. 3D Printing, on the other hand, uses a wide variety of techniques in order to create any number of 3-dimensional shapes.

Florida Appeal Court Provides Passcodes Protection Under Fifth Amendment

On October 24, 2018, the Fourth District Court of Appeal of the State of Florida decided in G.A.Q.L. v. State of Florida that under the Fifth Amendment, a minor could not be compelled to “disclose the contents of his own mind” by providing passwords for a cell phone and iTunes account. The decision follows other

Cocaine Captains: Sinking Submerged Drug Smuggling

Almost fifty years into America’s anti-narcotics domestic and foreign policy initiatives, launched with Nixon’s signing of the Controlled Substances Act (colloquially referred to as the “War on Drugs”), the arms race between international drug cartels and the law enforcement agencies tasked with stopping them soldiers on. Still a centerpiece of policy decisions by today’s politicians,

Fentanyl Test Kits Save Lives – But Still Illegal in N.C.

In 2017, North Carolina experienced the nation’s second-highest increase in opioid-related deaths. This spike includes a total of 1,118 people who died last year by use of fentanyl and other fentanyl analogues. Fentanyl is used for post-surgery pain management and is 100 times stronger than morphine, and 50 times stronger than heroin. Analogues (drugs that

Legalization of Marijuana in Canada: Technology Companies Rushing to Cash in.

Earlier this year the Canadian Senate voted to pass Bill C-45, known as the Cannabis Act, and will effectively make recreational marijuana legal for adults. Marijuana will not be sold in the same locations as alcohol or tobacco and will be available from drug retailers regulated by provinces and territories or from federally licensed producers.