US Officials eye Blockchain for government services

The U.S. General Services Agency (GSA) has launched a new information portal in which it lists possible applications for blockchain technology under consideration by the federal government. The GSA has seen strong interest from other US Federal agencies as they stated,  “ More than 100 federal managers from dozens of unique agencies attended the Federal Blockchain Forum and submitted potential use cases for Blockchain Technology to our current repository of almost 200 submissions.”

According to their website foreign aid, visa issuance, Appropriated funds, Federal assistance and foreign aid delivery, Federal personnel workforce data, Financial management, Government-issued credentials like passports, SSN and birth certificates, IT asset and supply chain management and smart contracts were among the proposed initiatives.