Kansas U.S. Senator Jerry Moran says he's still getting a grip on the implications of the virtual currency "Bitcoin."
Bitcoin has grown rapidly as a form of currency in the past few years.
Senator Moran serves on a subcommittee that deals with the banking aspects of national security and international trade and finance.
The panel met last week for its first hearing on Bitcoin, mostly to educate members about the currency and concerns surrounding it.
The all-Republican Kansas congressional delegation is almost unanimous in its opposition to a U.S. military action in Syria.