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American city of Boise to use blockchain

12 September 2017 21:00, UTC

The City of Boise, Idaho, plans to cooperate with ULedger, the company that improves management operations with the help of its brand blockchain solutions. They have already reached a mutual agreement, states the CIO of Boise, Darrin Harris. He stressed that the city authorities are very glad to collaborate with this high-tech company and hope that the blockchain protocol would help to make the city even more livable.

The concept of livable cities is very popular in the United States, the towns of which are overloaded with car traffic and often lack good intermodal transport and pedestrian infrastructure. Blockchain, however, looks more like something the smart city concept enthusiasts would approve. They stood for digitalization of the city management before the blockchain technology was even born.

The chief executive of ULedger, Josh McIver, in turn, expressed his gratitude to Boise authorities that they decided to choose their company to improve the city infrastructure. It will not be limited to tweaking the management activities, said Mr McIver. The critical data and info, once stored on blockchain data structures, will allow to avoid discrepancies, frauds and corruption.