The metropolis of Philadelphia rolls out its personal blockchain initiative
City of Philadelphia Chief Innovation Officer Mark Wheeler announced an initiative to carry blockchain know-how to metropolis authorities on Monday. The mission has invited individuals working within the blockchain and good contracts area to contact employees engaged on the mission to see how crypto know-how might be helpful inside municipal authorities. Wheeler tweeted that he was impressed by the blockchain ahead efforts of Miami, the place Mayor Francis Suarez has touted metropolis particular crypto tokens as a possible alternative for taxes and has opted to obtain his subsequent paycheck in bitcoin.
— Mark Wheeler (@Wheelmrk) November 8, 2021
The metropolis’s web site includes a background informationally part about crypto that features Satoshi Nakamoto’s bitcoin white paper, Vatalik Buterin’s Ethereum white paper, a 21 minute introductory video from Andreessen Horowtiz and a hyperlink to the Web3 basis website. There isn’t a set timeline for a way lengthy the exploratory part of the gambit will final. Wheeler said “I’m trying to get a very good sense of the use cases, and why there could be a value proposition here, and that’s what the website is all about. We’re ready to talk.” in an interview with StateScoop.
The metropolis of cohesion is barely the newest municipal Government to enter the crypto sphere. Monday’s launch comes on the heels of newly elected NYC Mayor Eric Adam’s announcement that he hopes crypto literacy can be taught in public colleges. Following Suarez’s lead, Tampa Mayor Jane Castor plans to just accept her subsequent paycheck in bitcoin as properly. Meanwhile Jackson, TN introduced it could examine the adoption of crypto funds again in April.