The judge overseeing the VA’s lawsuit against bitcoin miners has scheduled a hearing on whether to approve the software used to mine the cryptocurrency for the VA, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
The lawsuit filed last year seeks to block the VA from licensing software to miners that allegedly use the software to circumvent federal mining regulations.
The judge, Judge Richard L. Posner, has yet to decide whether to grant the VA a preliminary injunction in the case, the Post reported.
The VA claims that its mining software allows for higher performance, lower electricity usage, and lower costs.
It argues that miners using the software infringe on the software patents, but that the software is also free of viruses and other malicious software.
In January, the VA said that its bitcoin mining software has “no effect on the security or reliability of VA mining hardware,” The Post reported at the time.
The VA has not yet made any public comments on the lawsuit.