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HM Treasury written question – answered on 3rd November 2014.

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Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban Conservative, Fareham

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has issued to vendors accepting digital currencies as payment for goods and services.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has not issued guidance to vendors accepting digital currencies as payment for goods and services.

In August 2014 the Chancellor announced the Government would undertake a major programme of work looking at the benefits and risks of digital currencies, and look into whether they could or should be regulated.

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