A legal question pops up about once every two weeks which, from my understanding of the modus operandi of the Ethereum stack exchange, is out-of-scope. In the Help Center, legal questions are not specifically mentioned as off-topic, though the related topic of governance is. Given that almost all questions about the legality and laws of blockchain-related things are jurisdiction-dependent (if they are even defined) and the cross-jurisdictional nature of blockchain, should legal questions be listed as an off-topic subject until such time as there is more guidance and precedent?

  • Maybe rephrase the question to ask if legal questions are on topic, and see how community responds? I agree the site should mainly be technical, but others want a little more scope, and some history, legal, economics seem to be in those areas.
    – eth Mod
    Dec 20, 2017 at 11:27
  • Changed :) (Also, I don't think the site should necessarily be mainly technical -- it's just that a lot of other topics result in lots of speculation at the moment)
    – lungj
    Dec 20, 2017 at 16:01
  • Thanks for raising the question. It seems no others so far have much opinion on this yet.
    – eth Mod
    Dec 30, 2017 at 13:29


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