A judge dismissed a widely watched money laundering case in Florida on Monday by ruling that Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency, is not money. Michell Esponiza, the defendant, had sold $1,500 worth of the virtual currency to undercover police officers who said they intended to buy stolen credit card numbers with it, as the Miami Herald reports.… via … More

Why the Feds and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Are Betting on Columbus, OH — Fortune

Columbus, OH.–like so many U.S. urban areas–is a city of paradoxical statistics. It’s the fastest growing Midwest city in both population and job growth; it was a leader in startup activity last year. It’s also home to Linden, a poor neighborhood where unemployment is nearly three times higher compared to the rest of Columbus while… via … More Why the Feds and Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Are Betting on Columbus, OH — Fortune