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It's a match: Free Staters and bitcoin
« on: March 10, 2015, 01:43:58 pm »

March 07. 2015 7:17PM
It's a match: Free Staters and bitcoin
New Hampshire Union Leader
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MANCHESTER - New Hampshire has become one of the hottest states in the nation for bitcoin transactions per capita, thanks in large part to the influence of Free Staters, big fans of the virtual currency who convene here this weekend in their Liberty Forum at the downtown Radisson.
One topic likely to generate some buzz is the effort by bitcoin backers in the Legislature to make New Hampshire the first state to accept bitcoin for payment of state taxes and fees.

A bill filed by newly elected state Rep. Eric Schleien, R-Hudson, would require the state treasurer to develop a plan for the state to accept bitcoin beginning July 1, 2017. The bill (HB552) calls for the state to contract with a third-party vendor that would convert bitcoin payments into cash at no cost to the state.
"Just to be crystal clear, New Hampshire would receive payment in U.S. currency," said Schleien, an avowed Free Stater himself. "The state will never have to touch a bitcoin." - See more at:
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