'The Good Wife' recap: Would the Real Mr. Bitcoin Please Stand Up

Last night Lockhart/Gardner chose cash—and a large sum of it at that—over idealism when lawyer Dylan Stack waltzed into their offices. Mr. Stack, a digital information lawyer based in NYC, sought the firm's help because he feared 18 months of jail time were on the horizon. Choosing to recognize attorney-client privilege, Stack (played by Jason Biggs) refused to reveal the name of one of his clients to the Treasury Department. And as such, the department was pressuring him to submit to questioning or spend the aforementioned 18 months in jail. Thanks to Alicia's previous run-ins with the Treasury and Gordon Higgs (the returning Bob Balaban), Stack knew just the lawyer for the case.

Now on to this mysterious client who will henceforth be referred to as Mr. Bitcoin. Mr. Bitcoin invented a digital currency, bitcoin, which can be traded and spent online. One bitcoin is worth $3, and you can mine for it. Is it a currency or a commodity? No one knows! So like the title of the episode suggests, I'm in the market for Bitcoin for Dummies. According to the FBI, any individuals who create private coin on currency systems are in violation of the federal law. The Treasury Department was never really after Mr. Stack. They just wanted his information to take down the real Mr. Bitcoin. Read More...



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