United States Congressman Darren Soto Proposes Building a Blockchain Headquarters

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KANALCOIN NEWS –  A member of the United States Congress, Darren Soto, is reported to have proposed building a headquarters for blockchain technology to be implemented in the federal government. The goal of establishing the headquarters is to oversee all deployment and non-defense activities related to blockchain technology within the Federal Government.

Last Thursday (31/12/2020), a new bill was submitted with code HR9067 to the United States federal government. The bill is said to contain proposals to build an office used to coordinate blockchain technology that will be applied to the federal government.

The submission was spearheaded by a member of the United States Congress, Darren Soto. Soto himself is a member of the Democratic Party representing Florida’s ninth district.

In the proposed bill, Soto proposes setting up an office within the Ministry of Commerce specifically dealing with blockchain technology. This office will be used to coordinate all deployment and non-defense related activities related to blockchain technology within the Federal Government.

Reportedly, the bill has been submitted to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for further discussion.

Soto is known as a supporter of the application of cryptocurrency and blockchain technology in daily life and government affairs. In addition, Soto has also accepted crypto currency as a contribution to its campaign funds so far.

In September 2020, Soto even said that he had been urging the House Committee on Energy and Commerce for almost two years to approve the Digital Taxonomy Law. The law is claimed to lead to the study of the use of blockchain technology in government affairs.

The bill on creating an office that was submitted by Soto to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce is also likely to help smooth the passage of the law on Digital Taxonomy.

Thus, the application of blockchain technology, especially in the government sector, can be implemented in the near future.

In fact, Soto’s action is supported by the United States Postal Service, which has also filed a patent for a blockchain-based voting system. Previously, the discourse on a voting system with blockchain had already surfaced and reaped pros and cons.

The deputy chairman of the Blockchain Caucus himself actually admitted to supporting the decision to use blockchain technology in the voting process. He hopes the technology can be used soon.

“Certainly I can see it being put to use soon, over the next few election cycles,” said Blockchain Caucus Deputy Chair.

In addition to proposing a bill on Digital Taxonomy and building a blockchain office, Soto recently also criticized the US Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin wants to establish regulations that are considered detrimental to cryptocurrency users.

Soto along with nine other congressmen sent a letter of protest to Mnuchin. In fact, according to some experts, the Ministry of Finance, led by Mnuchin, could be sued for violating the procedures in drafting the regulation.


Muhammad Zaki Fajrul Haq
Author: Muhammad Zaki Fajrul Haq

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