Summary: H.R.5036 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (09/26/2018)

Financial Technology Protection Act

This bill provides for the investigation of new financial technologies (e.g., digital currencies) and their use in terrorism and other illicit activities.

(Sec. 3) The bill establishes the Independent Financial Technology Task Force, which must research terrorist and illicit use of new financial technologies and issue an annual report.

(Sec. 4) The bill directs the Department of the Treasury to provide a reward for a person who provides information leading to the conviction of an individual involved with terrorist use of digital currencies.

(Sec. 5) The bill establishes the FinTech Leadership in Innovation Program to support the development of tools and programs to detect terrorist and illicit use of digital currencies.