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What happened with blockchain in state government?

November 23, 2021

When cryptocurrency entered the public consciousness several years ago, many seemed to believe that blockchain, the distributed-ledger technology underpinning it, would soon be everywhere, including state government. Officials began launching blockchain initiatives, excited by the potential of a technology tied to the creation of overnight, digital millionaires.

But most of those initiatives died on the vine. And while none of the officials StateScoop spoke with said they oppose blockchain, they also lacked confidence the technology will replace existing government processes any time soon.

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