Editor of EIP 867 Proposal Resigned

Yoichi Hirai belives that EIP 867 can violate his homeland law
15 February 2018   476

Yoichi Hirai resigned as editor of Ethereum, citing concerns that the controversial proposal could be regarded as a violation of criminal law. This is reported by CoinDesk.

The proposal EIP 867 involves the creation of a method that will better handle the lost funds on the platform.

Some EIP editors look nonchalant about legal consequences of this draft, but I have warned them, and I have no capacities to do anything more than warn them … I resign from the post of an EIP editor.

Yoichi Hirai
Ethereum developer

In the comments Hirai explained that this EIP can be regarded as a violation of the Japanese law "On the unauthorized creation of electromagnetic records".

I have a doubt that, if the proposal is followed in practice, the process might constitute a crime.

Yoichi Hirai
Ethereum developer

The law Hirai writes refers to cases of computer software fraud, in particular to the creation of data "for the purpose of undue interference in the affairs of another person".

Last week Hirai opposed the proposal, saying that it did not conform to the "philosophy of Ethereum" and thus violated the basic principles of the integration of the new code, prescribed in EIP-1.

Dan Filfer supports the introduction of EIP 867 D. 16,475 ETH, collected by his project Musiconomi through ICO, were frozen on Parity wallet last year.

Filfer's proposal was perceived ambiguously, and some developers decided to seek advice from the public.

Until then, Hirai was one of six Ethereum developers who have the right to make decisions about changing the platform code. Last year, he posted 5,219 publications on GitHub, which exceeds the combined number of publications of other editors.

Bitcoin Political Contributions thought in Wisconsin

Wisconsin`s officials have discussed the adoption of guidelines to cryptocurrency contributions in political campaigns, as queried by the Libertarians
25 April 2018   186

Other states, like California, have requested politicians not to admit bitcoin donations. Kansas is the only state banning such contributions. The Federal Election Commission lets crypto donations to campaigns for federal office.

On Tuesday the Wisconsin Ethics Commission arranged  a public hearing on a require from the state’s Libertarian Party relatively to the acception of guidelines for crypto contributions to political campaigns. Phil Anderson, the party’s chairman, aims to know how such donations would be calculated relatively to the limits established by the state in dollars.

Digital currencies, such as bitcoin, litecoin and ethereum, are more and more widely accepted as currency and as stores of value. The Chicago Board Options Exchange offers a futures market for bitcoin. Corporations and governments are weighing in on not ‘whether’ to address cryptocurrencies, but ‘how’. 
Phil Anderson, Chairman, The Libertarian Party

Staff counsel for the commission David Buerger convinced he is not yet aware of any establishments in Wisconsin in which cryptocurrency contributions to state campaigns were given or accepted. Bitcoin is strongly supported by Libertarians. The idea of a decentralized cryptocurrency, not regulated by a central official or bank, is alongside their political views and opposition to government control over the national currency.

During Tuesday’s meeting, commissioners offered that if cryptocurrencies were estimated as a monetary contribution, crypto donations would be issued with the $100 limit towards to cash contributions. Larger donations have to be made by a credit card either a bank check.