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Report published 19 September 2018. Awaiting Government response
The inquiry will cover the role of digital currencies in the UK, including the opportunities and risks that digital currencies may bring to consumers, businesses, and the Government
It will examine the potential impact of distributed ledger technology—such as blockchain—on financial institutions, including the central bank, and financial infrastructure.
It will also scrutinise the regulatory response to digital currencies from the Government, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the Bank of England, and how regulation could be balanced to provide adequate protection for consumers and businesses without stifling innovation.
Terms of Reference
This inquiry will examine the use of digital currencies and distributed ledger technology in the UK. The inquiry will cover:
Some of the key questions the Committee will consider in this inquiry include:
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Treasury Committee publishes report