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Blockchain Enthusiast Runs for Governor

August 15, 2018

Blockchain Enthusiast Runs for Governor

Congressman Jared Polis is the Democratic Party’s nominee for the position of Governor of Colorado, as the consequence of a primary in June of this year. He is also a blockchain enthusiast, who says he wants to make Colorado a “hub for blockchain innovation in business and government.”

Po, about lis detailed his ideas for blockchain related initiatives, with a certain between-the-lines glee, in an August 8 announcement on his website. He says, for example, that he would create “a statewide safe harbor designed to exempt cryptocurrencies from state money transmission laws,” that he would explore blockchain-based solutions to improvement of the state’s energy grid, and that he would digitize government records, making the state’s contracts and expenditures more transparent.

Polis commends retiring Governor Hickenlooper with having made “progress” toward encouraging blockchain tech in the state and he says he would build on that.  

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