Wyoming Laws to Encourage Cryptocurrency Already Having Positive Impact

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Aug. 13, 2018) – Efforts to encourage the use of cryptocurrency in Wyoming have already paid off. Earlier this month, crypto exchange Coinbase announced it will return to the state after a three-year absence thanks to a bill passed during the most recent legislative session. Efforts like this could ultimately undermine the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

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Now in Effect: Two Colorado Laws Expand Hemp Market, Despite Federal Prohibition

DENVER, Colo. (Aug. 8, 2018) – Today, two laws that will further mainstream the state’s industrial hemp industry went into effect. Implementation of these new policies will likely pave the way for faster development of the state’s hemp market, and further nullify federal prohibition in practice and effect.

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New Nebraska Law Limits ALPR Data, Helps Block National License Plate Tracking Program

LINCOLN, Neb. (July 18, 2018) – Tomorrow, a Nebraska law goes into effect that puts limitations on the storage and sharing of information collected by Automated License Plate Readers (ALPRs) by law enforcement in the state. The new law also places significant roadblocks in the way of a federal program using states to help track the location of millions of everyday people through pictures of their license plates.

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Now in Effect: Kentucky Law Puts Limits on Drone Spying, Will Help Thwart Federal Surveillance Program

FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 16, 2018) – On Saturday, a Kentucky law went into effect requiring police to get a warrant before engaging in drone surveillance in most situations. The new law not only establishes important privacy protections at the state level, it will also help thwart the federal surveillance state.

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