The US state of Ohio has made an offer to position itself in the limelight of blockchain innovation, according to a recent press conference at the Ohio Statehouse on August 23rd.
A group of lawmakers, academics and personalities from the business world was convened by Ohio House of Representatives spokesman Ryan Smith to discuss plans to foster technology development and attract blockchain developers and businesses in the state.
Smith emphasized the potential of the blockchain to innovate the public sector by improving the security of storing and disseminating sensitive data of state residents, including marriage licenses and birth and death certificates.
Proposed to encourage higher education initiatives that enable students to gain experience in technology, and appealed to the business, university and state government parties to hold meetings on the future of the blockchain in Ohio:
"Because this It is so new and this is j Starting to take shape, we can position Ohio in front of it. "
Hesham El Gamal of Ohio State University, for his part, made the bullish approval that blockchain is a "revolutionary" technology with a potential for global transformation.
Yesterday's press reference has not yet proposed further specific laws on the blockchain, Ohio has previously issued a bill that would have legally approved blockchain-based commercial transactions.
Other US States have introduced increasingly robust regulatory measures to foster the adoption of technology. This April, a bill authorizing companies to hold and share data on a blockchain was officially signed in Arizona state law, and the Revised Statutes established that data "written" and stored on a blockchain are "unchangeable and verifiable and provide an uncensored truth" From April 2017.