The Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), J. Christopher Giancarlo, told government technology executives at an event that blockchain technology is in our national interest; Coindesk reports that the chairman said, “Distributed ledger and blockchain technologies … are going to challenge orthodoxies that are foundational to our financial infrastructure.”; he also discussed agencies moving beyond just talk of implementation but to actually try to use the tech within their agency’s. Source.
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