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Blockchain

Stories about the distributed ledger technology blockchain and its potential use in government as a secure alternative to traditional records management. Includes coverage of pilot projects in voting and elections, health and human services, identity management, and public finance.

We asked state chief information officers where they stand on blockchain, chatbots, AI and robotics to find out what new technologies have the potential to be more than just buzzwords.
Gov. Gavin Newsom's executive order places the state among the first to create “a comprehensive and harmonized framework” for assessing how state and public institutions can use blockchain technology.
Research has found that 21 members of Congress or members of their immediate family have bought and sold about $1.8 million in crypto-related investments. Does this pattern represent something unethical at play?
From securing public records to using digital assets to pay for goods and services, state governments’ use of digital ledgers and currencies have the potential to be as varied and diverse as their stances on digital privacy.
Universities are looking to train tomorrow’s blockchain professionals, but the scarcity of developers who can actually code remains a barrier to the mass adoption of distributed ledger technology.
Spoiler: It looks like a property deed.
Just two digital mining operations would each require as much as $20 million to fortify power lines and avert blackouts, according to one utility. Each would consume enough electricity to power as many as 60,000 homes.
This week, the "In Case You Missed It" crew is joined by Bradley Tusk, CEO of Tusk Ventures and former deputy governor of Illinois. Tusk and his team published an extensive outline for regulating the metaverse.
This week, the "In Case You Missed It" crew is joined by Luke Stowe, acting deputy city manager and CIO of Evanston, Ill. We discuss MIT's 10 breakthrough technologies of 2022 and explore how the role of CIO has changed.
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis announced last week his state would accept cryptocurrency for tax payments by this summer. We discuss whether the move is all hype, or if there's something more to it.