Paul Belonick

University of California Hastings College of the Law

200 McAllister Street

San Francisco, CA 94102

United States

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“  Blockchain and the Fourth Amendment: a Doctrinal Square Peg? As blockchain-based technologies grow in importance and use, it is inevitable that more and more data on blockchains will be the subject of criminal litigation. That is not (just) because, as the stereotype goes, cryptocurrency is for criminals. Rather, even legitimate institutions and individuals are putting ever increasing amounts of data—and data beyond cryptocurrencies—onto various blockchain protocols, and more and more such information will eventually be relevant to a criminal investigation. The question then will be whether and how such information can be “searched” or “seized” within the parameters of the Fourth Amendment. Because of blockchain's unique technical properties, the answer will not be simplistic, and may require further rethinking of Fourth Amendment doctrine for the digital world.  ”

Scholarly Papers (2)

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Transparency is the New Privacy: Blockchain's Challenge for the Fourth Amendment

UC Hastings Research Paper No. 331, Stanford Technology Law Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 64 Posted: 19 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 02 Oct 2019
Paul Belonick
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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Blockchain, Fourth Amendment, Search and Seizure, Distributed Ledger, Privacy

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Blockchain and the Fourth Amendment: A Doctrinal Square Peg?

UC Hastings Research Paper
Posted: 17 May 2019
Paul Belonick
University of California Hastings College of the Law

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Fourth Amendment, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Third-Party Doctrine, False Friend