Campaign also starts accepting cryptocurrency donations
The Polis for Colorado campaign today released a first-of-its-kind blockchain one-pager. Blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Polis’ policy outlines an innovative vision that highlights the growth and expansion of distributed ledger technology and a pathway forward for Colorado to be a leader in this emerging sector.
“Coloradans have a forward-looking vision, and blockchain has the potential to revolutionize our future. As governor, I plan to take the necessary steps to help Colorado be the nation’s leader in blockchain innovation and jobs, and grow Colorado’s economy while saving taxpayers money,” Jared Polis said. “It’s still the early days in the evolution of blockchain, but we should take the opportunity to get out ahead. I’m thrilled to have worked with blockchain leaders to implement this bold, innovative vision that will make Colorado the best place in the country to start or grow a blockchain company.”
The plan outline highlights the potential use of Blockchain technology to:
- Strengthen Colorado’s election systems and cybersecurity
- Establish a ‘regulatory sandbox’ and securities safe harbor
- Improve energy load balancing for a more reliable & secure electric grid
- Enhance government transparency through the digitizing of government records
The one-pager also calls for the continued support and expansion of the Council for the Advancement of Blockchain Technology Use, which was established by Gov. John Hickenlooper to explore further work and use of Blockchain technology.
Polis has been a leader in Blockchain technology throughout his time in Congress and founded the Blockchain Caucus. In 2014, he hosted a Bitcoin Demo Day at the U.S. Capitol to give lawmakers a chance to ask questions to industry experts and address concerns about the emerging technology of online currency.
The issue page can be found here.
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