Israeli Lawmakers to Hold First Policy Discussion on Virtual Currencies
Cryptocurrency experts and Israeli government regulators will appear in parliament to speak on potential economic impact of virtual currencies
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The Israeli parliament Finance Committee will hear from representatives from the Finance Ministry and Israel’s central bank, and from regulators in charge of securities, capital markets and taxation. Experts on virtual currencies will also be invited to speak.
“Israel cannot ignore what has become a worldwide trend that will clearly not disappear on its own in the foreseeable future,” Mr. Herzog said in statement. “Over the past few months, we have been seeing a clear rise in the use of virtual coins in Israel. The potential impact of virtual currencies on the Israeli economy is enormous and parliament must pay attention to the issue.”