According to the official website reports, Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY), members of Energy and Commerce Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection, introduces H.R. 6913, the “Blockchain Promotion Act of 2018″. This would establish a working group of stakeholders across the federal government and private industry to establish a common definition of the blockchain.
The main goal of the bill H.R. 6913, dubs as the Blockchain Promotion Act 2018. If signs, would on the blockchain technology and create a definition for the government. However, this will bring in a broad group of stakeholders together. The group is yet to include study recommendations from:
- National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The main reason is to examine the potential impact and adoption of blockchain in the Federal government. Moreover, Guthrie believes that this step is necessary,
As our economies become increasingly digital, more organizations are turning to blockchain to keep track of their business transactions.
Further exclaiming it was a pleasure to work alongside Congresswoman Doris Matsui. To introduce the Blockchain Promotion Act 2018 “ and better understand blockchain, its role in our digital economy.”
Additionally, last month, Congressman Tom Emmer introduces three bills, supporting the blockchain technology. Though they focus more on cryptocurrencies.
However, two of this bill touches on crypto taxation, ensuring miners to not register as money transmitters. Also, the third simply suggest a “light touch” regulation on the crypto-space.
He adds, “Legislators should be embracing emerging technologies. Therefore providing a clear regulatory system that allows them to flourish in the [U.S.].”
What are your thoughts on this Congressional bill? Will this help blockchain techs in the US or will adversely affect them? Let’s discuss!
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