It's often said that good currencies have inherent utility. Bitcoin has no inherent utility. There's nothing useful about some bits on your computer with a bunch of leading zeroes. Nobody can turn that into food unless there's an economy that has decided to add value to said bits. And this works pretty well, but it would be better if we could turn those bits into food without needing an economy that recognizes those bits as valuable.
The bureau made “multiple requests at different levels,” according to Comey, but ultimately struck an agreement with the DNC that a “highly respected private company” would get access and share what it found with investigators.
“We’d always prefer to have access hands-on ourselves if that’s possible,” Comey said, noting that he didn’t know why the DNC rebuffed the FBI’s request.