On Tuesday, 20 January 2015, at 6:44 pm, Tamas Blummer wrote:
> Knowing the private key and owning the linked coins is not necessarily the 
> same in front of a court.
> At least in german law there is a difference between ‘Eigentum' means 
> ownership and ‘Besitz’ means ability to deal with it.
> Being able to deal with an asset does not make you the owner.

So what we're telling the newbies in /r/bitcoin is plain wrong. Bitcoins *do* 
have an owner independent from the parties who have access to the private keys 
that control their disposition. That's pretty difficult to reconcile from a 
technological perspective.

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