Los Angeles announces blockchain pitch competition
"Block Tank LA" will feature four entrepreneurs competing for more than $50,000 and a chance to pilot their ideas with the city.
Utah County, Utah, begins review of mobile-app votes
Officials said the participation rate in an August election by overseas voters who used a mobile app was far higher than in-county residents who voted by mail.
West Virginia and Denver say mobile voting pilots increased turnout
New research credits the Voatz app with slightly boosting ballots cast by overseas voters, but other reports raise questions about the reliability of online voting.
Blockchain-encrypted mobile voting comes to Utah
Utah County is the latest jurisdiction to collect ballots using a blockchain-encrypted mobile app that's been tested out in recent elections in West Virginia and Denver.
New Jersey touts 'first' innovation training platform for state government
The Innovation Skills Accelerator will put state workers through a 10-course program to prepare them for deeper in-person training around topics including AI and blockchain.
Nevada lawmakers approve four blockchain bills
New legislation is hoped to encourage innovative uses of the record-keeping technology by the public and inside government itself.
Colorado hires 'blockchain solution architect'
Thaddeus Batt, a former software executive, will lead the state's research into applying distributed-ledger technology to government functions.
ITIF's new blockchain guide encourages 'targeted and flexible' government policies
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation encourages policymakers in its latest guide to carefully support innovation of the distributed-ledger technology.
Colorado considers blockchain for agricultural supply chain
A new bill in the state legislature would create an advisory group to look at distributed-ledger technology in managing farms and the food supply.