A letter sent by nine US MPs explicitly suggests to the President Donald Trump to use the chain of blocks to innovate the services provided by the government.
The letter was written by Tom Emmer, Bill Foster, David Schweikert, Darren Soto, Stephen Lynch, Warren Davidson, Jerry McNerney, Matt Gaetz and Ro Khanna, and is directed not only at Donald Trump but also at various directors, administrators, commissioners and secretaries of certain government departments and offices.
The nine signatories write:
“We appreciate your efforts during this uncertain time. At a time when many are learning about new ways of operating while maintaining America's leadership on the world stage, we strongly encourage you to review new innovations and methods of government service implementation. Blockchain is an important asset in that search ”.
The blockchain is an important resource in this research
The reference is in particular to the emergence of the Coronavirus, which has generated problems in all areas, from work to school, increasing the use of digital technologies in the transfer of funds.
According to the signatories, blockchain technology would be an important tool that the United States should use to protect the well-being of the population and ensure economic prosperity.
Therefore, they urge Trump and the other recipients of the letter to consider supporting and implementing the use of blockchain technology to mitigate the effects of the Coronavirus.
They also call on public and private sector leaders to meet and develop a coordinated strategy to exploit this technology.
The goal would also include maintaining a reliable, accurate, flexible, and secure digital infrastructure, and blockchain could help with digital identities, supply chain, and digital ledgers.
For example, the nine signatories suggest that the blockchain could authenticate a person's identity to receive the necessary funds or supplies in an easy and secure way.
Supply chains could also be better managed by identifying the origin of supplies, their routes during transport, recording arrival times and inventories, as well as improving the safety of food, pharmaceuticals and the medical supply chain.
In particular, the applicants focus on the healthcare sector, stating that blockchain can also be used as a ledger for physicians, nurses and other authorized healthcare workers in order to improve the identification and possible use of these qualified resources. in times of crisis.
It can also be used to enhance medical professional records and necessary certifications and licenses, as well as to enable the development of solutions to verify required experience and qualifications, such as records of healthcare professionals or personnel requiring personal protective equipment. (EPI), to improve the distribution and efficiency of these critical resources.
In fact, the shortage of these critical supplies has been a national wake-up call during this health crisis, so much so that the United States continues to struggle to find and distribute all necessary supplies to those who need them most.
It is probable that, in addition to the emergency Coronavirus, this letter has also been driven by Chinese competition, which is increasingly inclined to invest in the blockchain sector, especially at the government level.
The Chinese government has long devised a strategy to exploit the innovation that can be generated through the use of distributed ledger technology, and somehow it seems surprising that the United States does not yet have one.
Surely the US prefers a more liberal approach, letting the market drive these innovations, but the emergence of the Coronavirus has shown that in some cases only the state can intervene with large-scale national initiatives to help the entire population.