Texas school district fires employee after discovering crypto mining rigs

by • 3 weeks ago

The Galveston Independent School District's IT staff investigating network anomalies found crypto mining devices on six campuses.

Colorado's governor now accepting crypto for donations

by • 1 month ago

Gov. Jared Polis, who's said the state will take tax payments in crypto, is now accepting donations in bitcoin, ethereum and even dogecoin.

Miami commissioners claim 'basic' understanding of MiamiCoin

by • 2 months ago

Miami is spending millions on a new rental assistance program, but the funding source, MiamiCoin, is only vaguely understood by city leaders.

Colorado will accept cryptocurrency for tax payments by summer, says Gov. Polis

by • 3 months ago

Polis called the move a "consumer-friendly way" to embrace cryptocurrency, but said the state will immediately convert payments back into dollars.

Miami's tech 'concierge' says he's leaving CIO role

by • 3 months ago

Sarasti, a vocal enthusiast of cryptocurrency in city government, said he'll "still be supporting" Mayor Francis Suarez's tech agenda.

Philadelphia to explore city-branded cryptocurrency

by • 3 months ago

Philadelphia CIO Mark Wheeler said Mayor Jim Kenney has given his approval to start considering a relationship with CityCoins, which has also minted digital currencies for Miami and New York.

San Jose, Calif., names new innovation chief

by • 4 months ago

Clay Garner, formerly San Jose's deputy innovation chief, said he plans to tap into nearby Silicon Valley to address pressing city issues.

New York Mayor Adams says he's buying crypto with first paycheck

by • 4 months ago

Adams said he'll use Coinbase, a cryptocurrency exchange, to convert his first paycheck into bitcoin and ethereum.

Blockchain can be 'immense' for state government, North Dakota CIO says

by • 4 months ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley said technologies like blockchain, smart contracts and NFTs have a role to play in state government.