In Blockchain We Trust: Republican McCarthy Suggests Implementing Blockchain in U.S. Legislative Processes

Author: 
Dylan B
Date: 
March 15, 2019
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3 minutes
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The current Republican leader of the United States House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has recently voiced his interest in exploring blockchain as a potential way to provide more transparency in government operations and make it run more efficiently.

The current Republican leader of the United States House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, has recently voiced his interest in exploring blockchain as a potential way to provide more transparency in government operations and make it run more efficiently.

He voiced this opinion during a speech to the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress on March 12th, where he also stated that, while blockchain is revolutionizing the financial industry, it can also play a role in promoting transparency within the government:

Why would we wait around and why wouldn’t we institute blockchain on our own? As technology continues to change our life, let’s make sure Congress has the same ability to do it … to make this place more effective, more efficient, and most importantly more accountable. What I’m looking for is building greater confidence in the institution that we have – utilizing the 21st century technology to make us more customer friendly but at the same time give us greater information that can hold us accountable in this process.

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To generate more confidence for his proposal, McCarthy provided examples of past innovative technologies that were implemented to help improve government processes function more efficiently. These examples, which included the Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act (TALENT) Act, the Strengthening and Enhancing Cyber-capabilities by Utilizing Risk Exposure Technology Act, and the Veteran Employment Through Technology Education Courses Act, helped the government to evolve and improve and that is a goal the U.S. should continue to act on, McCarthy argues.

This isn’t the first time that McCarthy has pursued blockchain-related projects. Just last year, McCarthy and other U.S. lawmakers proposed a blockchain project that would work to help combat infectious fungal diseases.

As for the U.S. government implementing blockchain technology into their legislative processes, we will have to wait and see if these projects move forward.

In the meantime, however, it is a great idea to learn more about blockchain technology and why it has become something so powerful that it is being suggested for government use. If you want to begin your blockchain learning journey today and become a part of the future, visit our Ultimate Blockchain 101 Guide to receive a comprehensive crash course on everything blockchain!

Posted by Dylan B

Dylan Buckley is a writer based in California. He became interested in cryptocurrency upon discovering it in 2014 and soon started investing as well as writing for a wide variety of clients and crypto-startups in the space. When he is not producing content for individuals and businesses, he is typically working on his own self-development content or making music.

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