Eddie Hughes, a conservative member of Parliament for the Walsall North Constituency wants the citizens of UK to pay their utility bills and local taxes by using Bitcoin.

In his opinion, this initiative will become a serious step towards mass crypto adoption in the country.

The Conservative politician, who describes himself as a "crypto enthusiast with amateur knowledge", is also urging fellow MPs to gain a better understanding of cryptocurrency and blockchain – the technology behind it.

Mr. Hughes’s comments come on the back of news that the US state of Ohio has launched a scheme to get businesses to register with a website that will allow them to pay corporate taxes with bitcoin.

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), which is the British charity organization, already accepts Bitcoin donations. Hughes said that the RNLI was one of the first organizations that began viewing Bitcoin as a payment option in 2014.

“Only recently I met with the RNLI which is now accepting charitable donations through cryptocurrency – if we can do that, what’s to stop us being able to pay council tax and other bills with Bitcoin?” he stated.

He went on to say that one of the reasons why the digital currencies are not widely accepted is because lot of people are unaware of them. Eddie further added that people are not able to understand how the transaction actually works is leaving us behind in terms of mass adoption.

Eddie believes that once people have a better understanding of how crypto and blockchain work, then they will adopt it. His sense of urgency is reflected over the pond by crypto-savvy United States regulators.


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