Lawmakers in the US state of Ohio say they are interested in blockchain, but are still trying to put into practice that enthusiasm.
At a press conference on August 23, the speaker of Ohio House of Representatives Ryan Smith convened a group that included lawmakers, entrepreneurs and academics to discuss the Buckeye State's intention to attract both the blockchain developers that the companies.
Although no specific legislation on the blockchain was proposed, Smith said that it considered the technology widely applicable in the public sector, including use cases such as the storage of birth certificates and marriage licenses in order to make these types of security safer. data.
In addition, Smith argued that by working closely with universities, students can hone their blockchain experience before they graduate and start their careers. Ultimately, he is trying to position Ohio as a possible hub for companies that work with technology.
"Because this is so new and this is just starting to take shape, we can position Ohio in front of it."
As previously reported by CoinDesk, Ohio filed a bill in May that sought to process blockchain data and smart contracts as electronic records, as an effort to make the state a safe haven for blockchain.
This measure was finally approved and signed by Governor John Kasich, making Ohio one of the growing states the legal status of data stored on blockchain
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