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sifting through the closets and taking tech equipment "I honestly think that they expected to find hundreds of thousands of dollars or something" he says “like I was some bitcoin kingpin” Klein wasnt arrested or immediately charged with any crimes but in the wake of the search he says he was presented with a list of potential violations that the government might bring before a grand jury It included serious offenses like money laundering which alone can carry a sentence of 10 years or more in prison according to Bureau of Justice Statistics "With the family and business and everything I couldnt even comprehend that" Klein says "Obviously I erred in continuing to meet with those guys but I never felt like I was doing anything wrong” Months of negotiating began The Kleins refinanced their home and depleted their savings anticipating that they would go to trial and be saddled with as much as $150000 in legal fees Klein also sold much of the bitcoin he was holding to foot the bills he says At the time each token was worth about $642 By the end of 2017 those same tokens would fetch nearly $20000 apiece "So that sort of stinks" he says Klein recalls agents carrying around a picture of a device known as a hardware wallet when they searched his house To him that was a sign of how new they were to the world of bitcoin In general the case law regarding cryptocurrencies is "early and inconsistent" says Angela Walch an associate professor at St Marys University School of Law in San Antonio whose research focuses on the intersection of governance and emerging technologies Klein got caught in the crosshairs at a time when regulators law enforcement and Congress are all scrambling to catch up with the implications of the cryptocurrency boom including how officials might control digital tokens that have no physical existence and were designed to sidestep traditional financial institutions While criminals have turned to this hard-to-trace form of payment for nefarious reasons investors are heralding the underlying technology as “the new Internet” In court documents in Klein’s case the government said that while bitcoin is not illegal in itself and has legitimate uses it is also "ripe for use as a financial tool within criminal enterprise" Klein’s lawyers in turn quoted legendary venture capitalist Marc Andreessen who once wrote that “Bitcoin at its most fundamental level is a breakthrough in computer science” Jason Klein demonstrates how he would typically check for counterfeit bills during a cryptocurrency transaction on Feb 28 2018 Klein typically did trades of bitcoin for cash in person often chatting about bitcoin over a meal or coffee as both parties waited for the electronic transfer to complete Klein would often keep the commission he made for the trade but use the bulk of the cash to purchase more bitcoin thus replacing what he had just sold and keeping enough on hand to do more trades Barrett Emke for TIME Regulators are increasingly focused on the risks that accompany this disruption Today cryptocurrencies are being traded on unstable exchanges; many believe that coins’ fast-rising values are part of a bubble that will eventually pop The tokens could be stolen by hackers and thieves and consumers have limited recourse when things go wrong There are fears that terrorists as well as drug traffickers will fund their enterprises with digital coins All that puts the government in a tricky position Walch says On one hand the government has an imperative to protect consumers and the financial system at large On the other regulators "want to let this innovation that could be important flourish" she says and have been loathe to stifle crypto with burdensome rules Experts say it is not clear how much authority the US government has to regulate these stateless decentralized financial instruments Several federal agencies have released guidance outlining legal views and concerns But that guidance is "not necessarily an image of clarity" says Andrew Hinkes an attorney who is teaching a class about crypto at New York University The likes of the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission which recently testified about cryptocurrencies before Congress are still finding their footing Authorities are trying to figure out how to wield old laws and powers in this brave new world and identify gaps that might require Congress to pass fresh statutes in a time when the language used to talk about the technology is still far from settled "What youre seeing right now is the attempt to implement the law as it exists" Hinkes says "and there will be areas where it doesnt make sense or its impractical" The nature of crypto makes consensus difficult: a circuit court judge in Florida for instance determined that an individual targeted in a sting similar to Klein’s couldnt be convicted of money laundering because in her view bitcoin wasn’t money (Judges elsewhere have ruled that it is) David Yermack a finance professor who is co-teaching with Hinkes at NYU says that even if everyone agreed how much authority the government has to regulate cryptocurrencies the practical challenges of enforcing the law would be enormous since much of this activity is happening offshore and in the cloud Yermack says it’s "almost comical" to see the Justice Department going after a relatively small fish like Klein when there are thefts and scams happening that potentially involve millions of dollars worth of crypto Klein’s St Louis-based lawyer Mark Milton believes prosecutors may have initially thought that pursuing his client was “going to lead to some bigger case” Klein starts to sound tearful as he describes the uncertainty that plagued his family as the negotiations wore on into early 2017 He knew he was in a developing legal landscape and wanted to take a stand He also says he gave the Justice Department "a laundry list" of reasons he didnt think he was really meeting with drug dealers Whatever the government might have thought of those arguments Klein says the prosecutors became more open to negotiation when it appeared that his side was willing to go to trial The US Attorney’s office offered him a deal he says: if he would plead guilty to charges of violating money transmitting laws prosecutors would not pursue other potential violations The government was suggesting that in exchanging bitcoin for cash Klein was essentially operating a business that functioned like a Western Union or a foreign-currency exchange booth in an airport Facing the prospect of an expensive trial that could go on for years Klein started considering that option Pro-crypto advocates have argued that these laws should not be applied to bitcoin sellers but there is also precedent for prosecutors doing so successfully in court In the end Klein agreed that under the Justice Departments interpretation of the law he was guilty of failing to register as a money transmitting business with the federal government and to get a license from Missouri In May 2017 he took the deal There remained the matter of sentencing Ahead of Klein’s September 2017 hearing the government planned to argue for 13 months of jail time In court documents prosecutors say that Klein showed "an eagerness to take advantage of bitcoins untraceable features and utilize the digital currency in facilitating criminal activity" They also argue that a prison sentence would serve as a deterrent for others and needs to because digital currencies pose serious new risks allowing criminals to “transfer funds across the globe at the click of a button” At the same time Kleins team tried to convince the judge he didnt deserve to be locked up His lawyers noted it would not be the best criminal strategy to advertise trades under the username of "jrklein” They also mention that the likes of Expedia and Overstockcom are now accepting bitcoin as a form of payment and that Klein did not hide his involvement in crypto becoming something of "a local expert" on the topic after he gave presentations to a local bar association and property rights council He says he attached profits from trades to his 1040 tax form each year An excerpt from one of the letters sent to the judge in support of Klein Klein’s lawyer was not the only one arguing that he was a good man who had made a bad mistake and who also did not understand quite what he was getting into with bitcoin More than 40 people sent letters to the court on Kleins behalf from coworkers to customers to the local mayor all asking the judge to show leniency to a man who often donates his time and technological skill to help the community Dozens of these authors showed up in court on the day of his sentencing in September It turned out they were there for the winning side The federal district judge ruled that Klein should not be imprisoned He was instead given five years probation a $10000 fine and 120 hours of community service (as well as a demand to pay the $212268 he earned back to the IRS as restitution) "I was giving out hugs like candy" Klein recalls His friends had a beer waiting for him at a local bar after it was all over and clapped when he walked in The Kleins were also able to recoup about half of the money they scraped together for a legal retainer by avoiding a trial Now that he has "a bitcoin crime" on his record Klein says he has been blacklisted from major crypto exchanges He has trouble finding anywhere to open an account and cannot do trades for cash like he used to as a condition of his probation Yet he remains an adamant believer The concept of digital currency and the ledger-like blockchain technology that makes it work will "transform" a slew of industries for the better he says He continues to promote the technology locally "There are going to be all these good healthy byproducts of this grand experiment" Klein says even if he himself became something of a casualty "Once this catches on and people start running with it I feel like its going to snowball” Write to Katy Steinmetz at katysteinmetz@timecom” Other dignitaries present included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, JSC.

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