The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismisses the first blockchain antitrust case for alleged abuse of dominance position related to bitcoin (Gallagher / The Bitcoin Foundation)

We often talk about “history books” as if such things still existed, or mattered. Oh well, for what it’s worth, let me discuss the first (U.S.) case of blockchain antitrust. We long thought United American Corp. v. Bitmain was the one (read). In this case (filed in December 2018), United American Corp. acted against various firms (including those of prominent Bitcoin investor Roger Ver) alleging they schemed to hijack the Bitcoin Cash network. The court dismissed the first version of the suit in February 2020, and the plaintiff filed an amended complaint at the end of the same month. The issues at stake are fascinating. It appears however that Bitmain is not the first case of blockchain antitrust. While I was doing some research for the article I published a few weeks ago (“Analyzing

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Thibault Schrepel, The US District Court for the Northern District of Texas dismisses the first blockchain antitrust case for alleged abuse of dominance position related to bitcoin (Gallagher / The Bitcoin Foundation), 28 June 2019, e-Competitions June 2019, Art. N° 95235

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