About the bill
When terrorists groups increasingly relying on Bitcoin and other similar virtual currencies, what should be done?
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 short version is Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies combine the anonymity of cash with the digital near-immediacy of credit cards, PayPal, Venmo, and the like.
Unfortunately, that makes it a potential gold mine for hate groups, assassins, and terrorists — because previously ...
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 4th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Length: 3 pages
What legislators are saying
“House Passes Rep. Rices Legislation to Combat Terrorists Use of Virtual Currencies”
— Rep. Kathleen Rice [D-NY4] (Sponsor) on Jan 29, 2019
H.R. 428 is a bill in the United States Congress.
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Homeland Security Assessment of Terrorists’ Use of Virtual Currencies Act, H.R. 428, 116th Cong. (2019).
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