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Former Congressman Paul: Bitcoin Should Be Accepted as Currency


After Bitcoin faces regulatory pressures in many parts of the world, investors are concerned about whether further restrictions on investment in cryptocurrency will be placed in the US.

After Bitcoin faces regulatory pressures in many parts of the world, investors are concerned about whether further restrictions on investment in cryptocurrency will be placed in the US. These concerns have increased, especially after newly appointed SEC Chairman Gary Gensler announced that the new regulations would be implemented.

Former US Congressman Ron Paul said that Bitcoin is a form of money and money should not be regulated:

“Right now, if you buy and sell gold, you are taxed. They may collect taxes from you. You read stories about people making profits and being taxed in Bitcoin. But you can’t tax money.”

Paul noted that governments will always try to suppress alternative forms of money, but he also stressed that it is important to let free markets decide what is best, rather than government intervention:

“I will talk more about the legalization of freedom of choice. This decision should be made by the people, not the government.”

Paul also thinks that regulators are turning to more taxation as Bitcoin competes with the dollar. According to Paul, Bitcoin should be accepted as a legal currency and allowed to compete with the dollar.

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