According to an announcement on Polis website, the Democratic candidate for governor of Colorado, U.S Representative Jared Polis, has added a blockchain policy to the list of items voters of his gubernatorial campaign 2018.
Polis presently represents Colorado’s 2nd district in the House, and he has won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination In July 2018. He held his seat in the House for more than a decade and has been an honestly broadminded person. If he wins in November, he’ll become the first openly gay man to be elected the director in the United States.
In his campaign, Polis will support for implementing five blockchain-related initiatives, such as developing cybersecurity substructure in order to guarantee the integrity of elections and creating a statewide ‘safe harbor’ to release the digital currencies from the state money transmission laws.
Some other U.S. states have already comprised of distributed ledger technologies. In June, Connecticut governor Dannel Malloy signed SB 443 into law, which establishes a blockchain working group to study the technology in order to make Connecticut – a leader in blockchain technology. In March, the governor of Tennessee signed a bill identifying the legal authority of blockchain and smart contracts for electronic transactions.
Polis, who is presently helping in the House of Representatives, belongs to a small group of crypto advocates on Capitol Hill. As Cointelegraph reported the chair of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. The House of Representatives, Bob Goodlatte, may be the very first member of Congress to reveal that he owns cryptocurrency.
According to him, blockchain could be used to rationalize the procedure for storing public records while making them available to the public easily.
As a congressman, Polis has been a big protector of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. He also wants to discover how blockchain could be used for voting security. In the annual financial disclosure statement, Goodlatte reported that he owns between $18,000 and $90,000 digital currency.[The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and/or the official policy of the website. ]