Speaking to an audience comprised of other government agencies, members of the private sector and non-profits, John Sullivan, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State made the suggestion that blockchain could play a strong role in helping to restructure the department as proposed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
Deputy Sullivan encouraged the State Department and its private sector partners to embrace the technology as a way to "advance diplomacy and development objectives" at the Blockchain@State forum held Tuesday in Washington, D.C.
Sullivan told attendees:
"This forum has implications for our ongoing redesign efforts. We're interested to learn whether blockchain technology can have direct applications to many of the key features of our proposed redesign."
"Blockchain technology is on the move around the world, so it is, therefore, essential that we better understand this cutting-edge technology as it becomes more ubiquitous in our economy," Sullivan said, highlighting ongoing distributed ledger projects in Estonia, Georgia, Dubai and Singapore.
Deputy Sullivan's comments are being well-received by the blockchain community.
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