Legislation has been introduced in the American state of South Dakota to amend the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) to limit the definition of money to exclude cryptocurrencies.
Central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) would still be considered money under the proposed new definition. The 117-page amendment, introduced into the state House of Representatives by Republican Mike Stevens, defines “money” as “a medium of exchange that is currently authorized or adopted by a domestic or foreign government.
The term includes a monetary unit of account established by an intergovernmental organization or by agreement between two or more countries.” The bill continues:Notably, CBDC falls within the proposed definition of money, unlike cryptocurrency.
It received a sharp reaction from the head of the conservative State Freedom Caucasus Network, Andy Roth. Related: United States CBDC would ‘crowd out’ crypto ecosystem: Ex-Biden adviser The South Dakota bill contrasts with the “CBDC Anti-Surveillance State Act” recently introduced into the U.S.Read more on cointelegraph.com