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

08
Jan
2014

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. 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. Mr. West’s lawyer, Brad Rose (who we’d imagine is not related to Amber), threatened to “pursue all legal remedies against any business that accepts the purported COINYE WEST currency,” the Dot says.

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