Public study by Philadelphia city hall - where and how best to use Blockchain technology
Inspired by Miami and New York City examples that have launched their own cryptocurrencies, Eliza Pollack, the Innovation Director of the City of Philadelphia leads a study to widely implement blockchain technology and Web 3.0 in the city's governance systems.
The day before, he made a public statement:
“Today, we are formally on the lookout for ideas for Web 3.0 and blockchain technology allowing municipal services to function more efficiently.”
Pollack encouraged developers, crypto-enthusiasts and experts in blockchain and smart contracts to contact the project team and offer suggestions and ideas.
The city council intends to use blockchain to protect data and speed up the processing of residents' requests. City council also considers the potential and feasibility of implementing smart contracts, e.g., for real estate or land transactions, tax fees, and salary payments in cryptocurrency.
Furthermore, the City Hall website features an information and reference section with such content as Satoshi Nakamoto's whitepaper on Bitcoin, Vitalik Buterin's whitepaper on Ethereum as well as links and video reviews on cryptocurrencies, blockchain and Web 3.0.