Nevada Issues Almost 1,000 Marriage Certificates on Ethereum, But Gov’t Acceptance Varies
Blockchain is facing some obstacles to acceptance at local government level in Nevada despite proactive policy.
Citing specifically the use of blockchain to issue digital marriage certificates, the publication found that two counties in the Silver State had already integrated the technology or were running trials.
However, according to local officials, willingness to automatically accept the new format is mixed.
“But some people say, ‘Nah, I don’t use email so I don’t want it,’” the AP quotes Hunter Halcomb, a Washoe County systems technician as saying.
The gradual introduction of blockchain into real world scenarios continues to see mixed success in the U.S.
As Halcomb noted, even the digital certificates see varied acceptance across government agencies, despite their legitimacy and even reportedly enhanced provenance over traditional paper versions.
Currently, various states across the country are either considering applications of blockchain or seeking to redesign laws to make its growth and that of cryptocurrency more appealing.