The U.S. house of representatives passed a bill on research into the role of the cryptocurrency in the sex industry and drug trafficking, the report said Congressman Juan Vargas.

According to the text of the bill, the chamber of the United States (GAO) to investigate “as a virtual currency and online marketplaces are used for buying, selling or facilitating the financing of goods or services related to sex trafficking, drug trafficking, and for other purposes.”

According to its author, a member of the financial services Committee in the House of representatives of the U.S. Congress Juan Vargas, the House of representatives approved the bill unanimously. Now a word for the U.S. Senate and for President Donald trump.

“This bill is an important step in helping Congress understand how the virtual currency used in the drug trade and sex traffic, and will help us to provide effective legislative solutions to combat these crimes. I hope to see the same level of support in the Senate,” said Vargas.

Recall earlier, Congressman Juan Vargas proposed to apply blockchain technology to combat the use of cryptocurrencies in the purchase of sexual services and drugs.

As previously reported, agents of the Ministry of national security of the United States in cooperation with the secret service and the DEA seized the darknet sellers about 2 thousand bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies in the amount of $22 million.