Economist Argues Bitcoin Isn’t Money in Closely Watched Court Case

  • Evans’ expert witness fee-$3,000-was paid in Bitcoin.
  • In a court proceeding watched closely in tech and financial circles across the United States and the world, an economist testified last week that bitcoin isn’t really money and not subject to money-laundering laws.
  • Espinoza’s legal team has sought to have the charges dismissed on the grounds that Bitcoin isn’t really money and the money-laundering charges against their client don’t really apply, reports the Miami Herald .
  • China Pumps Bitcoin to 21 month high at $580 This week was exciting to watch the price of bitcoin break…
  • Charles Evans, an economics professor at Barry University in Miami, was called upon Friday to testify as an expert witness for the defense in the case of Michel Espinoza, who stands accused in Florida of laundering $1,500 in bitcoins and selling them to undercover FBI agents who claimed they would use the bitcoins to buy stolen credit card numbers.

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In a court proceeding watched closely in tech and financial circles across the United States and the world, an economist testified last week that bitcoin isn’t really money and thus not subject to money-laundering laws. The judge’s decision—not expected for several weeks—could have a major impact on the future of the cryptocurrency.


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instagram is taking on fashion’s diversity problem

Instagram is taking on fashion’s diversity problem:

  • The week Instagram is doing their bit to celebrate diversity in fashion with their #RunwayForAll campaign.
  • Through modelling I hope to show that beauty does not always wear a size zero and beauty does not always walk on two limbs.”
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  • Continuing, “Now we are almost 10 years later, and I see the choice I’ve made has helped the industry to see beauty in many ways, such as casting models and rising icons like @winnieharlow , @jilly_peppa and more to help lead the fight with me to diversity.”

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Blockchain technology could improve the reliability of medical trials

  • Dr Irving used a recent example to demonstrate how his idea might work.
  • As long as the public key was uploaded to a registry when the trial began, the protocol could be verified later without the worry that it had been changed during the study.
  • A study last year of 137 trials found 60 reported on outcomes they were not looking for, according to their original protocol.
  • Dr Irving would now like to test his ideas on a small number of trials.
  • Dr Irving believes the method could prevent “hidden outcome switching”, the egregious and statistically flawed practice of secretly changing the focus of a clinical trial to fit the results.

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