A second public hearing held by the Australian Senate on the topic of digital currencies began earlier today with the morning session kicked off by none other than Andreas Antonopoulos. Antonopoulos' appearance as an expert witness before the committee is a puzzling choice due to Antonopoulos' history of involvement with numerous scams such as Neo&Bee and the Bitcoin Foundation. Antonopoulos is alleged to have lied to the Australian Senate by claiming that 2 billion unbanked were at Australia's doorstep.
Antonopoulos' testimony was followed by the appearance of Jared Taggart and Tony Alderman of the Australian Federal Police, Daniel Mossop of the Attorney General's Department, Hamish Hansford and John Moss of the Australian Crime Commission. Today's hearings will conclude after Kate Preston, Daniel McAuliffe and Jessica Mohr of the Treasury and Michael Hardy and Brett Peterson of the Australian Tax Office appear as witnesses.
The Senate Economics References Committee was due to hand down its findings into digital currency this month but that report has now been delayed until 10th August 2015.