In an American court recognized Bitcoin money

Bitcoin qualifies as money — at least it did so in the U.S. Federal judge hearing the case about the hacking attacks on JPMorgan Chase & Co and other companies.

The judge rejected an attempt to remove the accused from the charges that are associated with the operation of the site, according to the investigation engaged in illegal exchange operations.

The defense claimed that Bitcoin is not treated as cash the law prohibiting the execution of exchange operations without a license. However, the judge decided that the virtual currency falls under this in the law definition. The fact that Bitcoin is accepted as means of payment, fulfilling the function of money.

Source: Reuters


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