The US Department of State has launched Blockchain@State, a working group created to research applications of Blockchain or distributed ledger technol
The US Department of State has launched Blockchain@State, a working group created to research applications of Blockchain or distributed ledger technologies (DLT).
As the project proposal stated, the department is convinced that the disruptive force of blockchain technology may change a number of sectors.
“Blockchain is not just for bitcoin. And it’s not just for the private sector.”, as the creators of Blockchain@State noted. While the concept originated with bitcoin, blockchain`s applications are believed to extend beyond cryptocurrencies.
The project aims to improve government functions like international diplomacy.
Looking for interns
Blockchain@State is searching an e-intern to contribute to the project by researching developments in blockchain technology.
The intern`s tasks will include monitoring academic and news articles, as well as blog content about distributed ledger technology. Also, they will be responsible for the preparation of bi-weekly briefings for Thomas Debass, the department`s Director for Innovation and the Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships.
Applications will be accepted from July 2-26, 2017 (more information here).
The government of the United States is not the only one that tries to explore the possible applications of blockchain technology.
Recently, Australia`s chief scientific research organization has released two reports that encourage research into trustworthy blockchains, as cryptocoinnews.com wrote in a previous publication.
The Russian state-owned bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) is also planning to test a blockchain technology as applied to project management, as the online media wrote at the beginning of the month.