The municipal government for Idaho's state capital, Boise, has inked a deal aimed at exploring public-sector blockchain use cases.
According to an announcement, the Boise government is to work alongside local blockchain company ULedger in a joint endeavor expected to experiment with various use cases for the technology within the city's technological infrastructure.
Home to just 225,000 residents, Boise claims it is one of the first city governments to move toward implementing blockchain technology in a public and direct way.
Darrin Harris, who serves as the city's chief information officer, said in a statement:
Though an early mover within the U.S., other municipalities throughout the world have looked to blockchain for possible uses.
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