COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 06: Republican candidate Robert Sprague gives his victory speech after winning Treasurer for the state of Ohio on November 6, 2018 at the Ohio Republican Party's election night party at the Sheraton Capitol Square in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Merriman/Getty Images)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's state treasurer says only two tax payments have been made using bitcoin through the recently-launched option to pay taxes using the cryptocurrency.
Republican Treasurer Robert Sprague spoke Tuesday about the bitcoin payment option set up under predecessor Josh Mandel. Cleveland.com reports
Sprague says the treasurer's office has only received two tax payments through OhioCrypto.com, the state's bitcoin payment platform.
Sprague says officials are reviewing how the program might be curtailed or expanded. A state spokesman declined to specify the value of the payments, saying individual tax information is confidential.
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