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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.

Clay Garner began working with San Jose in 2019 as a tech policy analyst. He replaces Jordan Sun as the city’s chief innovation officer and comes to the position with a commitment to digital inclusion.
Seeking to connect qualified students to a workforce that needs them, the two-year Blockchain Innovation Challenge sought blockchain solutions that would make student records easier to share and access securely.
In 2022, the city of Dublin, Ohio, plans to unveil its digital identity project that allows users to confirm their residency, respond to custom surveys and earn “Dublin Points” through a centralized app.
A partnership between the university and Beyond Protocol is working with alt rock band Cage the Elephant to test a “biometric suit” that monitors brain waves, heart rate and other vitals, hoping to study mental health.
The early stages of a new pilot program are forming and could incorporate blockchain into the city's government. Officials have asked technologists to show how the tech might improve service delivery and solve challenges.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a request for information in the Federal Register about the use of emerging technologies in both the public and private sectors.
Chandler is now the first municipality in Arizona to test mobile voting with Voatz, a blockchain-based technology that has been piloted to a limited extent in a handful of real elections.
Miami Mayor Francis Suarez and New York Mayor-elect Eric Adams claim that both cities are set to become cryptocurrency innovation hubs. To prove it, they plan to accept their next paychecks in Bitcoin.
Massachusetts’ fifth annual Cybersecurity Forum focused on three of the biggest cyber topics today: fighting ransomware, expanding the cybersecurity workforce and anticipating a U.S. central bank digital currency.
The ed-tech company BCdiploma is lending its blockchain tool for verifying credentials to Modern Campus and its course management system for students, reducing the need for paper transcripts and certifications.