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Can someone report me for a Smart Contract bug?

Today I was talking to a company to work for them as a Smart Contract developer. The thing is that they asked me if I have any insurance in case there's a bug in the Smart Contracts. Do we really ...
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Legal Implications of Running a Swarm node in a VPS / Server [closed]

I fully support Swarm and I would like to be part of it and provide a node/farm to the Swarm network, so my questions are. 1.-While many VPS providers are fine with you running an Ethereum node many ...
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Is the DAO incident being investigated by law enforcement?

In current discussions about the DAO incident many people are using words like "theft" and "crime", while others say all transactions were stictly in accordance to a (maybe grossly unfair but) valid ...
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Is it legal to trade between markets when there are market inefficiencies?

Are there regulations or rules that prevent me from writing a program that profits from arbitrage? For example: Coinbase may be selling ETH for $99 and Kraken $90 which provides an outstanding ...
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Are there any cryptocurrencies built by modifying ethereum code, like there are many alt-coins based on bitcoin code?

Is it legal to build a separate blockchain with our own coins/tokens and miner-code to mine those coins/tokens (not a private one) based on ethereum open-source code ?
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Is KYC required for all token sale by law? [closed]

I was told that KYC is required by law in most countries. We were Australia based, where ICO should be legal. Do we need KYC for token sale on our website? Or it's depeneds on the country buyer ...
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Handling of reviews hosted on the Ethereum blockchain

As part of a group academic project we are writing a DApp that will host reviews on the Ethereum blockchain. We have run into a problem regarding reviews that are slanderous or contain profanities. We ...
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Ethereum Smart Contracts/dApp’s open source license?

Can a smart contract in which it’s source was released be GPLv3/GNU licensed? I.e. if a company were to release the source code to a smart contract, can that smart contracts source code be GPLv3/GNU ...
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Am I allowed to copy and reuse a smart contract?

Let's say i'd like to take an existing smart contract from the Ethereum blockchain and use it for my own project on the Tron chain. Apart from any technical issues: Is it legal to do that? Can i just ...
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Ether for learning ethereum

Crypto concurrency is not legal in India. If a developer who is citizen of India can learn and develop ethereum applications without buying Ether? If yes how ? I just learn that there is something ...
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Wouldn't a smart contract that deals with regulated markets need legal paper work to be legal?

By regulated markets I mean: finance, gambling and insurance, but also others. So let's say, you have your DAC (is that still common terminology?) and let's say you figured out some oracles that feed ...
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What happens if I created a DAO smart contract and it loses alot of money. Can I get sued? [closed]

In light of what has happened with theDAO and slock.it -- What will happen if I go public with my smart contract as a DAO and collected loads of money from people but then realize it became a loss. ...
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Signing legal smart contracts

In "conventional", physical legal contracts, parties usually sign them with a handwritten/electronic/digital signature, depending on the form of the contract. But as legal smart contracts are ...
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Was the initMultiowned adversary breaking the law

In recent events an adversary obtained 31M in ether by exploiting a bug in Ethereum contracts. Taking over ownership of the wallet. Since the contracts are entirely defined in code, this exploit was ...
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Ethereum and bullying and possible coersion to delete by third parties [closed]

I am new to Ethereum. I want to use Ethereum to allow the voice of a number of oppressed groups I have knowledge of to be: voiced spread accessible from anywhere and unhidden anonymously contributed ...
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Where to find Court Decisions where Etherum Blockchain was used to determine a verdict

Where can I find actual cases where Blockchain (particularly Etheru Blockchain) was used in a case, or better yet, decided the verdict of a case. So far, I searched findlaw.com, and I get articles on ...