The law firm of Anderson, Desimone & Green in southwestern Virginia has begun to accept bitcoins. The firm is 30 minutes away from the campus of Virginia Tech, the alma-mater of many bitcoin entrepreneurs.


The first report about this appeared in the local newspaper The Roanoke Times. According to the article, the law firm’s president Chris Desmoine supports the acceptance of bitcoin.


“I know the world is not caught up to digital currency yet, but I do believe it’s the direction it’s going. We’re not expecting a big boost in business or anything, but I do believe underlying block chain technology is the way of the future.”

The law firm (which has around 3,000 clients in Southwestern Virginia) specializes in estate planning, wills, Medicaid trusts, and other similar services. It also deals with deed trusts and limited liability companies. At present, the law firm is not advertising their acceptance of bitcoin anywhere on their website. It is not clear which processing company the Virginia lawyers chose and why.

The head office of the law firm is in Roanoke, Virginia, which is just 30 minutes away from the main campus of Virginia Tech. Virginia Tech Is a university that offers 225 undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 31,000 students and manages a research portfolio of $496 million.

Several important bitcoin angels finished this university: these include Rob Agnew, sales director of Coinapult, and Bitcoin evangelist Michael Adolphi. Despite this, the university has not formulated any plans to integrate bitcoin or teach a course dedicated to digital currency.

Anderson, Desimone & Green is the first law firm accepting bitcoin in South Virginia, but not the first one in United States. Law 4 Small Business company registered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, started to accept digital currency back in 2013. Kentucky criminal cases lawyer Larry Forman has been accepting bitcoins for his services for the last six months. Several other important law companies have worked with big players on the bitcoin market in California, but they did not integrate digital currency in their operations