Colorado will start accepting cryptocurrencies for tax and other payments to the state by the end of the summer, Gov. Jared Polis said during a CoinDesk TV appearance on Wednesday. The state is currently hosting the 2022 ETHDenver conference.
- “For consumer convenience, we want to accept payment in a wide variety of cryptocurrencies, just as we do in credit cards,” said Polis.
- The governor said Colorado is currently looking for companies to handle the actual crypto transactions.
- “We don’t want to take the speculative risk of holding crypto, so we will be having a transactional layer there,” said Polis.
- Colorado wouldn’t be the first state to accept taxes via digital assets, but pilot programs in Ohio and Seminole County, Florida, were ultimately unsuccessful and scrapped.
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