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Man at center of bitcoin-bodega lawsuit wants Paul Krugman to testify

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An entrepreneur who sued the state for foiling his efforts to get seven city bodegas to accept bitcoin wants Pulitzer Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman to testify in his case.

An attorney for Theo Chino says the noted New York Times columnist and CUNY Graduate Center professor should testify before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Carmen St. George regarding the "economic nature" of the global digital currency.

"I'll take any expert! Krugman is good enough for me," Chino's attorney Pierre Ciric told the Daily News.

Both Chino and attorneys for the state Department of Financial Services have cited Krugman as an authority amid a legal dispute over whether bitcoin is a "financial product or service." A judge would have to approve a subpoena for the famed economist.

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