Blockchains backs off 'innovation zones' concept in Nevada

by • 3 weeks ago

Blockchains founder and CEO Jeffrey Berns said he's pulling out of further talks, citing the absence of "a champion" for the project.

Cities aren't quite ready for blockchain, CIOs say

by • 3 weeks ago

Technology officials say they're interested in distributed-ledger technology, but that they have a few questions before their cities start investing.

Mobile voting booster Bradley Tusk to spend another $10 million to build new system

by • 4 weeks ago

Tusk is partnering with some of his former critics to develop a new mobile-voting platform he hopes can be used eventually by "millions of voters."

San Jose launches cryptocurrency pilot to close digital divide

by • 4 weeks ago

San Jose will deploy 20 hotspots that also mine cryptocurrency throughout the city with the aim of subsidizing internet costs for 1,300 households.

MiamiCoin creator says 'every startup city' will get a coin within two years

by • 1 month ago

CityCoins founder Patrick Stanley said he's planning to expand to new locations.

Miami has a new source of income: cryptocurrency

by • 1 month ago

Commissioners voted to allow the city to dip into proceeds of the cryptocurrency, which so far total $4.3 million in value.

UC Berkeley group to study future of mobile voting

by • 2 months ago

Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will head up a panel of election and cybersecurity experts to create some standards for the oft-criticized practice.

Nevada's local officials are still skeptical of 'innovation zones'

by • 2 months ago

County officials in Nevada told state legislators they don't want to share governmental authority with tech companies buying large plots of land in the state.

It's two steps forward, one step back for state government IT

by • 4 months ago

The pandemic and advancements in tech are affording states new opportunities — and presenting challenges — state IT leaders said during an online event.

Los Angeles prepares to be 'smart' ahead of 2028 Olympics

by • 5 months ago

City CIO Ted Ross said a new "smart-city" plan is a roadmap for agencies to follow in the build-up to the 2028 Summer Olympic Games.