Democratic candidate for the governor of Colorado, US representative Jared Polis, has added a blockchain policy to the list of issues related to his governorship campaign this year, according to an announcement on the site of Polis.
Having set a goal to establish Colorado as a "national hub for blockchain innovation in business and government," Polis added a series of blockchain proposals to his governmental platform on Wednesday 8 August.
In his campaign, Polis supports the implementation of five blockchain-related initiatives, such as the development of information security infrastructures to ensure the integrity of the elections and the construction of a "safe harbor" in all the state to exempt digital currencies from money transmission laws.
Polis also supports blockchain-based solutions in the state power network, reducing government bureaucracy while improving government services and conducting an investigation into additional blockchain applications.
In the footsteps of Wyoming, which created a new class of resources in defining cryptocurrency as a "utility token", Polis says on its website that "it will work to establish legislation that protects" open blockchain tokens & cryptocurrencies that are exchangeable for goods and services. "
Some other states in the United States have already adopted distributed ledger technology. In June, Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy signed the SB 443 into law, establishing a blockchain working group to study technology in order to make Connecticut "a leader in blockchain technology". In March, the governor of Tennessee signed a bill that recognizes the legal authority of blockchain and smart contracts for electronic transactions.
Polis, who is currently serving in the House of Representatives, belongs to a small group of cryptographic supporters at Capitol Hill. The current congressman was instrumental in the foundation of the Blockchain Caucus party.
As Cointelegraph reported earlier this week, the chairman of the Judicial Committee of the United States House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte may be the first Congressman to reveal that he possesses cryptocurrency. Goodlatte reported that it has between $ 17,000 and $ 80,000 in digital currency in its Annual Statement of Financial Information.