Presumptive US presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has thrown her support behind blockchain tech applications in the public sector. Blockchain Technology offers many promising applications through a wide variety of industries and sectors.
Clinton, who is expected to receive the presidential nomination from the US Democratic Party next month, released a broad technology and innovation agenda , in which her campaign argued that US public policy should include work with blockchain.
A person, from the Hillary Clinton campaign agenda for technological innovation reports:
“We must position American innovators to lead the world in the next generation of technology revolutions – from autonomous vehicles to machine learning to public service blockchain applications – and we must defend universal access to the global, digital marketplace of ideas.”
The Clinton campaign also indicated that the presumptive Democratic nominee will, if elected, push for reduced regulatory barriers for startups and entrepreneurs.
The comments make Clinton the latest major US political candidate to offer support for blockchain technology and its surrounding industry.
Such a brief reference of the technology powering Bitcoin and many other cryptocurrencies leave many open questions. Is Blockchain being thrown around as a buzzword in the report? Will the future president of the United States really build an ecosystem that allows innovation in the FinTech and Blockchain industry sector?