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McLaughlin & Stern becomes First Major US Law Firm to Accept Bitcoin

Fri 30 May 2014 News Releases

New York-based McLaughlin & Stern, one of the oldest US law firms, founded in 1898, believes it has become the first major US legal practice to accept the virtual currency.

Michael Paradise, a member of the firm’s executive committee, said: ‘We believe it is important that if we want to be on the cutting edge of the law and technology, we must adapt and apply the law to these new technologies. By accepting bitcoin, we hope to demonstrate that there is no tension between innovation and prudence. The best companies in this space that we engage with are especially sensitive to complying with the law and we have been there to help guide them in the process.’