The First Blockchain Antitrust Case. Or Is It?* Legal professionals paying close attention to the still nascent world of blockchains and cyptocurrencies are following what is considered to be the first antitrust case involving cryptocurrencies. For enthusiasts, United American Corp. v. Bitmain, Inc. involves the self-described inventor of bitcoin on one side, the operator of bitcoin.com on the other side, the world’s largest mining pools, and the Bitcoin Cash blockchain over whose future these recognizable blockchain pioneers wrestle. The case, awaiting a Florida federal district Judge Kathleen William’s ruling on the motions to dismiss, presents a truly fascinating fact pattern but perhaps a less compelling antitrust argument. The Hash War The relevant facts stem from a disagreement
The US District Court for the Southern District of Florida receives an antitrust claim against Bitcoin companies concerning alleged coordination to restrain trade (United American Corp / Bitmain)
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