For quite some time, Blockchain has been utilized in various field, like economy, business and even communication.
And now, US State department has finally embraced the technology in order to advance diplomacy procedures, as the latter wants to corroborate the technology for various aspects of its operations.
The news was confirmed by none other than U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan, who suggested it be used to “advance diplomacy and development objectives.”
Definitely, Blockchain technology can be a powerful tool if you know how to use it effectively.
This is the technology behind Bitcoin and is being eyed by countries like China to collect taxes and is expected to radically change how U.S. institutions operate.
Also, even states like Illinois are open to using it to replace birth certificates, while organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have expressed a desire to use it against future epidemics.
According to CoinDesk report, it states that the U.S. State Department is also looking into utilizing Blockchain technologies to “advance diplomacy and development objectives.”
To talk more on the plan, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan put forward the idea while speaking at the Blockchain@State forum held in Washington DC earlier this week, claiming that Blockchain technology could play a key role in the restructuring plan initially proposed by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.
“This forum has implications for our ongoing redesign efforts,” said Sullivan. “We’re interested to learn whether blockchain technology can have direct applications to many of the key features of our proposed redesign.”
Furthermore, CoinDesk writes that several ideas were discussed regarding how a blockchain could be implemented to improve various aspects of the State Department, including how it provides foreign aid, promotes democracy, and improves governance and political institutions in U.S.-allied countries.
Moreover, Sullivan suggested that the technology could also help deal with matters of fraud and corruption in a government’s control over land title registries.
Observers are now waiting for the official application of the newest technology in the said US agency.