23. August, the government spokesman in Ohio, Ryan Smith, said at a press conference that the US wants to put the Federal government in the future on the Blockchain technology. The government recognise that the Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) have already areas now, many application and numerous processes could simplify.
At the press conference, both members of the government of the U.S. state and the General Assembly as well as representatives from the fields of law, business and science took part. In the process, Smith has not shown only those areas that can benefit from Blockchain technology, but also on specific ways of implementation noted. First and foremost, he wanted to show, but the openness of Ohio to the new technology, the Blockchain developers and entrepreneurs in the US to invite the Federal government.
Ohio as a Blockchain-Hub?
Just last month, Governor John Kasich signed a bill that regulates that Blockchain transactions in Ohio are allowed. The beginning of this year a law amending established in Ohio that a recording or a contract that is secured by the Blockchain technology, is considered as an electronic Form and as an electronic record. What sounds banal, was the first step necessary to legalize the Blockchain officially and to be able to major in the technology to invest. Government spokesman Smith gives this euphoric:
“I am convinced that you can make the Blockchain technology] the government of Ohio’s more transparent, more efficient and safer in this digital age.”
In addition, he suggested that you could make use of the DLT for the securing of birth certificates and marriage licenses. But the economy could benefit from the transparency and immutability of the technology. Above all, he wanted to work with the universities to encourage the students, at an early stage in the new technology. In addition, new fields of activity for the future could be created. Smith firmly believes that Ohio could develop into its Blockchain-Hub. In doing so, he assumes to have now, the right time taken:
“Because this is so new and it just takes shape, we can bring Ohio to the front.”
However, Ohio is Far from being the first Federal state that has recognized the benefits of the Blockchain. Thus, New York already has the ambitious goal to become Blockchain-leader in the country. In West Virginia it is also a concrete application and for the first time in the United States, a block-chain based voting system. The immutability of the Blockchain is to be held in Michigan at all by law.