US Appeals Court Allows Warrantless Search of Blockchain, Exchange Data

US Appeals Court Allows Warrantless Search of Blockchain, Exchange Data

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. (Bobak Ha'Eri/Wikimedia Commons)

A federal appeals court on Tuesday affirmed a lower court’s denial of a motion to suppress evidence in a case that hinged on whether the Fourth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects Bitcoin blockchain records from warrantless search and seizure.

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