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H.R. 428: Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act

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When terrorists groups increasingly relying on Bitcoin and other similar virtual currencies, what should be done?

Context

Bitcoin is the most famous among several prominent virtual currencies, a new type of digital payment system to arise in the 2010s. These offer several features that “traditional” money doesn’t have, such as being universal and thus negating the need for exchange rates between countries.

Yet the most prominent new feature is anonymity. The technological specifics of how they maintain anonymity are complex and use a new technology called blockchain. But the ...

Sponsor and status

Kathleen Rice

Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Jan 10, 2019
Status

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 29, 2019

This bill passed in the House on January 29, 2019 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis
33% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Jan 10, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 29, 2019
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

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Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 428 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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