On further reading...The answer is...yes. The government will accept
payment in Bitcoin, in fact it is applying to confiscate everything it can
find in his accounts and converting it to US dollar equivalent.
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On Behalf Of Douglas Rankine
Sent: 29 May 2015 10:55
Subject: [cryptome] The Cost of Crime: $184 million
See url: http://cryptome.org/2015/05/ulbricht-262.pdf
I wonder if he will pay it in Bitcoin... J. Or maybe he doesn't trust it
these days...Maybe he doesn't have it any more...Too many bent coppers
crypting around... J.
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