934739.EN PE 510.369

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PE 510.369

Question for written answer E
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004742/2013

to the Commission

Rule 117

Nuno Melo (PPE)

Subject:

Bitcoins



Bitcoin is a virtual coin that allows money to be transferred instantaneously, anonymously and
without charge to anywhere in the world over the Interne
t. All users have an electronic wallet with
a public key that allows them to receive bitcoins and a private, secret key that allows payments to
be made;



No
institution

or central bank controls or validates the transactions.

1.

Are the algorithms and encr
yption techniques used to control and validate Bitcoin transactions
sufficiently secure?

2.

Could they be used to enable capital flight?