Thanks for sharing, Chair State Representative Michael J. Zalewski! Illinois is ready to be a home for cryptocurrency and I'm excited to help make that happen.
Crypto. Blockchain. In public policy, and in general, those words and concepts make people nervous. They’re new and hard to explain, which necessarily means people see “caution ahead” when reading about them.
But, blockchain technology has huge potential for government. It actually can make large repositories of information *more secure.*. It can help bridge the financial gap for underbanked communities. And that’s just the start. My colleague Margaret Croke has picked up this ball and ran with it in the 102nd GA. Illinois can and should and should be a leader in the digital asset landscape.