A government official involved in the US Treasury's investigation of distributed ledgers is pushing for further testing of the technology.
In an article published in the Journal of Federal Financial Management this week, Craig Fischer, who serves as program manager for the Office of Financial Innovation and Transformation (FIT), part of the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service, offered a broad overview of the tech, writing that its potential application could lead to advances in data and information sharing.
Elsewhere, he went on to highlight efforts by a blockchain working group within the Association of Government Accountants, which includes representatives from governments, enterprises and industry startups.
At the time, the Bureau – which is responsible for handling interagency payments as well as borrowing funds on behalf of the government – said that it would explore other uses cases as well.
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