RENO, Nev. (AP) — Some northern Nevada counties are using blockchain, the online ledger best known for helping secure virtual currencies such as bitcoin, to store digital versions of government records like birth and marriage certificates. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports that as of December in Washoe County, about 950 couples had received secure digital marriage certificates to home computers and smartphones since the program debuted in April 2018. The newspaper found that Elko County is trying similar technology for certified digital birth certificates.
RT @coinbureau: Nevada has issued almost 1,000 marriage certificates on the Ethereum blockchain. Nothing says an immutable record of commitment like putting those ties on the blockchain 💍
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I actually think ultra-high-assurance storage of very small but high-value files is a totally legitimate use case for public blockchains. Great to see Nevada experimenting with ethereum for this.
Super cool. Just need others departments to start using blockchain or at least pulling from blockchain records for verification.
The strength of ethereum is in ecosystem. People get caught up on “tech” and “transactions per second” which is part of it, but if no one is using it, it won’t gain traction. I’d argue eth is at he forefront of the tech as well, despite everyone else saying they’re the eth killer etc.
I’d also add that scaling will help adoption in a more indirect way. If you weren’t 100% certain the early internet could/would scale would any business move anything critical onto it? Solving scaling will make for a far better business case whether that capacity is used day 1 or not. I have to imagine there’s a lot of pent up demand that simply isn’t going to move critical pieces onto something they know would crumble if just their industry did the same thing. So a robust platform should invite more demand dramatically, even if it isn’t as gangbusters as we might hope.