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Legal issues relating to the use of Monero or similar crypto-currency. No answer contained on Monero SE constitutes a legal opinion. Please do not ask for legal advice.

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Monero and warrant canary

"warrant canary is a method by which a communications service provider aims to inform its users that the provider has not been served with a secret government subpoena." Does the monero core team ...
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Monero trademark control and potential for abuse

Recently, I read about the Zcash Electric Coin Company “Zcash” trademark and active efforts to prevent others from using that name by making pull requests in competing forks and legal reminders. ...
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Does PayBee have a trademark?

When I searched for PayBee today, in addition to which is run by fluffypony I found another business with the domain After remembering this prior incident ...
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If I was to open a US based XMR exchange what laws I need to consider?

Are there any laws restricting me from opening a Massachusetts, USA based Monero which would allow exchanges from fiat to XMR?
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Why is copyrighted with a CC-BY-3.0 license?

I noticed the official website of Monero ( is copyrighted with a Creative Commons BY 3.0 license. Why did Monero choose this license, or choose to use this instead of Creative Commons BY ...
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Could a tipbot be construed as a money service business?

In the United States this would impose obligations on the owner of the bot to log info and request KYC info from users to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act I believe. I'm not sure where tippero lives, ...
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Trademark dispute resolution

What was the resolution of the Monero trademark dispute described here and here. If there has been no resolution what is the most recent update? Is the company Moneero out of business? Their former ...
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