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CoinDesk: Homeland Security committee to explore Bitcoin's potential

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The US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has set Nov. 18 as the date for its hearing into bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

US Senator Tom Carper, chairman of the committee, said last week that the aim of the hearing, titled ‘Beyond Silk Road: potential risks, threats, and promises of virtual currencies’, is to “dig into what a whole-government approach to this new and unique technology may look like”.

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