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As the document predates Bitcoin, it does not specifically address the Bitcoin network. While the document may apply according to the phrasing, I am not sure whether the Bitcoin network as such is a legal entity as it does not have any formal structure. I would assume that only participants in the Bitcoin network could be addressed by law, i.e. "a company", "...


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The short (slightly oversimplified) answer is that most consumer protection oriented laws (including Money Services Business and Money Transmitter laws) apply to the consumers themselves. So if you serve customers in the US, you must comply with the laws that protect those customers. IANAL, YMMV, etc. Consult an attorney specializing in MSB/Money ...


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