Texas Court Exonerates Women Imprisoned for Nearly 15 Years

In Texas, the Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that the four San Antonio women comprising the infamous “San Antonio 4” are innocent. In a high-profile decision, the four women have been exonerated, following nearly 15 years in prison. The four women (Kristie Mayhugh. Elizabeth Ramirez, Cassandra Rivera and Anna Vasquez) were wrongfully convicted in […]

Russia Formally Recognizes Legality of Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

On November 29, 2016, Russian authorities released a document taking a long-awaited formal position on the use of Bitcoin and related transactions. The document, released by the Federal Tax Service, states explicitly that there is no legal prohibition on such use of cryptocurrencies. The document puts nearly three years of legal ambiguity to rest; those […]