Right-Wing Arizona Senator Pushes to Recognize Bitcoin as Legal Tender


An Arizona State Senator has introduced a bill to make Bitcoin legal tender in The Grand Canyon State.

Wendy Rogers, a Republican and enthusiastic supporter of former President Donald Trump, yesterday put forward a proposal to amend the definition of legal tender in the state’s statutes to include the world’s biggest cryptocurrency.

The bill was introduced as one of a bundle of changes suggested by the State Senator, which included another bill preventing local authorities from taxing the use of blockchain technology.

There is also a proposal to allow state agencies to accept cryptocurrency as a payment method for fines, rents, taxes, or any other charges they need to collect.

Arizona and Bitcoin: Round 2

Rogers, a self-professed member of the far-right militia group the Oath Keepers, has tried to make Bitcoin legal tender before. 

She introduced a similar bill almost exactly a year ago, but it was not adopted. 

Rogers’ Republican colleagues Jeff Weninger and J.D. Mesnard co-sponsored the bills. If all her fellow party members get behind the bill, it could pass without Democrat…

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