A bill introduced this week in the Ohio House of Representatives urges government entities to adopt blockchain, the technology underpinning bitcoin. Republican state representative Rick Carfagna sponsored the bill.
The legislation, called House Bill 220, is part of Ohio’s plan to provide a legal framework for distributed ledger technology such as blockchain (see text below). Rep. Carfagna did not return CCN’s calls for comment.
The legislation would enable the establishment of a decentralized online record for transactions such as car titles or hunting licenses, according to Cleveland.com.
Ohio has been making strides to become more crypto-friendly as part of a major effort to woo tech entrepreneurs to transform the state into a blockchain hub.