Two bills were run by the Cascadia Blockchain Council this session -- SB 5544 the creation of a blockchain work group and SB 5534 the trust framework for verifiable credentials -- are up for a public hearing tomorrow, Wednesday, January 12.
1. SB 5544 creates a working group to examine applications of blockchain technology across key sectors and government bodies with the goal of promoting blockchain development in the state of Washington. It is a foundational policy step that will provide a solid base upon which to build additional blockchain policies.
2. SB 5534 examines opportunities for use of verifiable credentials in state government agencies, and also calls for the creation of a Trust Framework for Verifiable Credentials.
Both bills, sponsored by (the awesome) Senator Sharon Brown (pictured below).
Several of us, from the WTIA or Cascadia Blockchain Council, did our remote zoom testimonials this morning, including myself (with new 1 month old baby in my arms).
Here's the link to the recorded hearing: https://tvw.org/video/senate-environment-energy-technology-committee-2022011201/?eventID=2022011201 (Time stamp for the blockchain bills is 44:35).
Below is my testimonial for the Blockchain Working Group Bill:
Below is my testimonial for the Verifiable Credentials Bill:
I host a weekly AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Fridays, 12-1pm PST. You can sign up on meetup.com under the Blockchain Underground.
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