The dedicated office would oversee „all non-defence-related blockchain technology deployments and activities within the Federal Government“.
Representative Soto seeks to create an office to ‚coordinate‘ the federal use of blockchain technologyNOTÍCIAS
A new bill presented on Thursday, HR9067, aims to create an office that will „coordinate“ federal applications of blockchain technology.
Sponsored by Representative Darren Soto, a Democrat representing Florida’s 9th district, the bill „would establish an office within the Department of Commerce to coordinate all non-defense-related deployments and activities related to blockchain Bitcoin Future platform technology in the federal government.
On December 31, the project was referred to the Chamber’s Energy and Trade Committee.
Although the text of the bill has not yet been released, the project sponsor can give some indication of the types of blockchain technology applications that such an office would seek to „coordinate“.
Soto has proven in recent months to be an increasingly active proponent for both cryptomoeda – which he accepts for campaign donations – and blockchain technology in general.
After the news that the U.S. Postal Service filed a patent for a blockchain-based mail voting system, Blockchain Caucus‘ co-chairman told Cointelegraph in an interview that he hoped it would be put to use in the near future.
„Surely I could see this being used very soon in the next two election cycles,“ he said.
In addition, in September, Soto announced the peak of „almost two years of pushing“ his colleagues on the Energy and Trade Committee: the Digital Taxonomy Act, which will lead to a study on the use of blockchain technology in government.
The creation of an office as described by HR9067 would likely lead to faster adoption and implementation of such technologies.
The defence of Soto’s cryptomeda has been especially strong in recent times. The native of Florida was also among the nine congressmen who punished the Treasury for allowing just over two weeks for comment on a new rule for monitoring cryptomorphs.
The rule led to a call for arms throughout the cryptomorphic community, and some speculated that the Treasury may face prosecution for procedural violations.