The Florida Blockchain Task Force held its inaugural meeting Monday. Blockchain technology is a means of recordkeeping for online transactions through distributed record sharing. That makes the transactions more impervious to tampering.
Created by a bill this past session, the group is made up of people from government and the private sector. It’s tasked with studying how blockchain can improve recordkeeping, security and delivery of services in government. Former state legislator and PSC commissioner Ronald Brisé was voted its chair.
"I think our task is simply to learn as much as we can from the citizens of Florida, from the things that are working within Florida and in other parts of the nation, and how we can implement some of those things within our work product," Brisé told WFSU following the group's first meeting.
The task force must present a report to the governor and top state officials in 6 months on how best to implement blockchain technology in the state.