The U.S. state of Connecticut could soon legalize the use of blockchain smart contracts in business.
The Commerce Committee of the Connecticut General Assembly filed house bill 7310 on Friday, proposing that blockchain smart contracts should be authorized for commerce in the state.
The bill would, in effect, give equal rights to firms that use smart contracts on a blockchain or distributed ledger with those that use more traditional methods to secure information in connection with a transaction.
The Chamber of Digital Commerce, a trade association representing the blockchain industry, last year investigated new smart contract laws and "concluded that enactment of state legislation regarding smart contracts is unnecessary and potentially undermines the growth of the industry."
The organization said at the time:
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