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Kanye’s Lawyers to Coinye West Creators: Knock It Off

Infringement, schminfringement! (via

Hate to say we told you so! A mere five days after we first reported on the Kanye West-inspired cryptocurrency, Mr. West’s lawyers have sent Coinye West’s creators a cease and desist letter.

And why wouldn’t they? Coinye West, which doesn’t launch until Jan. 11, uses the rapper’s likeness and a play on his name as its main means of promotion. The creators must have seen it coming, as they chose to stay anonymous in all press coverage.  Read More