Estonian Supreme Court Holds Landmark Public Hearing on Bitcoin Case

Estonian Supreme Court Holds Landmark Public Hearing on Bitcoin Case

Estonia’s Supreme Court began a public hearing on the case of Dutchman Otto de Voogd, a Bitcoin entrepreneur, who is facing fines upward of €32,000 and jail time for not disclosing information about his Bitcoin associated clients.

In a case that began 2 years ago, Voogd was repeatedly questioned for data in regards to his business by Estonian officials and was forced to shut his cryptocurrency trading site BTC.ee down from doing business. Voogd has lodged a complaint with the Estonian Supreme Court and has crowdsourced his trial so that a precedent on Bitcoin related businesses can be established in Estonia.  

In a Facebook post published by Voogd on November 30, 2015, he asserts hope that this trial might actually open a path for Estonia and the European Union at large to come to a consensus on some bigger issues related to Bitcoin.

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