The House of Representatives introduces a bill for a digital currency backed by gold
A Texas House of Representatives committee has taken the first steps in debating a bill to create a digital currency backed 100% by leftover gold.
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Where he got the bill, which is identified as HB4903which was introduced on March 10 by Rep Mark Doraziohas the support of 42 sponsors, and is ready for a vote by the House of Representatives.
On the other hand, the bill stipulates that the House of Representatives will establish a digital currency backed by gold, so that each unit of the issued digital currency represents a certain element, and the state will have to design an electronic system to allow citizens to freely deal with this currency to make payments.
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In its current state, the bill states that custody of the gold backing the digital currency will be provided by the Texas State Comptroller, or it can be allocated to a third party, who will have to keep the same amount of gold that was issued from the digital currency, making it a 100 percent backed digital currency. 100%.
The currency redemptions will be processed in the form of gold or cash, with the state comptroller or third party contractor managing these redemptions. Implementing this law will cost $25 million for a limited system, with a more efficient transaction system, at a cost of up to $100 million, according to estimates.
The bill has had popular support, as evidenced by a 78-page document filed on April 26 that many Texans signed to endorse this sound money bill.
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Other states are also following laws to create alternatives to the US dollar as a transaction and reserve currency. On April 11, the state of Arkansas passed a bill that would make gold and silver legal tender, allowing its citizens to use gold to legally pay debts and obligations, without having tax implications. , and 23 other states are involved in similar legislation.