23 Aug '16, 6am

Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed

Florida Files Appeal After Charges Against Bitcoin Seller Dismissed

The state of Florida has appealed a recent court decision that saw a judge dismiss charges against a local bitcoin seller. The news marks the latest twist in Florida v Michell Espinoza, a case filed in 2014 in which a Florida-based bitcoin seller was brought up on charges for unlicensed money transmission and money laundering. The case is best known for a decision by Judge Teresa Mary Pooler in which she sided with Espinoza's attorneys when they argued that bitcoin doesn't qualify as money . She wrote in her decision at the time that she believes it remains difficult to "accurately define or describe bitcoin", while expressing hesitation about ruling against a defendant using statutes she described as "vaguely written". Though the appeal won't deal with this issue, the move by the state to appeal the decision, some say, isn't terribly shocking. Attorney Andrew Hinkes, who ...

Full article: http://www.coindesk.com/florida-files-appeal-charges-bitc...

Tweets

France's Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitcoin - Bitcoin News

France's Third Largest Bus Company Accepts Bitc...

news.bitcoin.com 23 Aug '16, 5am

Isilines is a unit of Transdev Group, which is 60 percent owned by state holding company Caisse des Depots et Consignation...

The law is still struggling to define what a Bi...

forbes.com 28 Aug '16, 1pm

Quote of the Day “I strongly believe the business of a business is to improve the world.” Marc Benioff

Urgent Appeal for International Observers | Ind...

ienearth.org 23 Aug '16, 2pm

For the past few days there has been unidentified air-craft circling the camp and we’ve been surrounded by federal and sta...