27 Jul '16, 12pm

Is Bitcoin real money? Florida judge says no

Is Bitcoin real money? Florida judge says no

by Maria Varmazis 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit The court case concerning the real-world worth of Bitcoin, the popular cryptocurrency, came to a conclusion in Florida yesterday . Web designer Michell Espinoza fought felony charges brought against him for attempting to launder $1,500 in Bitcoin to undercover FBI agents. Espinoza and his lawyers celebrated victory as they secured the result they’d been hoping for: the judge dismissed the felony charges on the basis that Bitcoin cannot be laundered – because it isn’t really money. Judge Teresa Mary Pooler wrote in her ruling: The court is not an expert in economics; however, it is very clear, even to someone with limited knowledge in the area, the Bitcoin has a long way to go before it the equivalent of money. Sophos Home Free personal security software for all the fam...

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