Alicia takes on the case of Dylan Stack, a lawyer who has refused to reveal the identity of his client who is wanted by the U.S. Treasury Department for creating a new digital currency called Bitcoin. She finds herself in court against her old nemesis from when she had her own problems with Treasury, Gordon Higgs who, frustrated with it all, charges Stack with being the inventor of the Internet currency. Kalinda investigates and finds at least two possible suspects. Meanwhile, Special Prosecutor Wendy Scott-Carr continues her investigation against Will Garner. Will's lawyer Elsbeth Tascioni is proving to be her equal.
Did You Know?
The title of this episode, as well as much of the story, is based on a real system, also called "Bitcoin." Bitcoin is a decentralized electronic monetary and payments system utilizing peer-to-peer networking, electronic signatures and encrypted proof which enables supposedly irreversible payments between parties without requiring trust. Made in Bitcoins (abbreviated BTC), said payments are made by electronic (or digital) monetary instruments, or currency, which are originated and electronically transferred by the Bitcoin network. See more
Here's your cashier's check. It only took 20 minutes standing in line in the bank to change dollar bills to another piece of paper.
Thank you. I went online and I bought 1 Bitcoin last night.
Really? It's the future.
I don't know. It didn't feel real.
Real's gonna change. Just watch!
Walk Like An Egyptian
Written by Liam Sternberg
Performed by The Bangles See more