Lawmaker Wants New York State to Pilot Local Cryptocurrencies – CoinDesk

New York Assemblyman Ron Kim wants cryptocurrencies to help support local communities. Bill A11018, if passed, would amend the New York urban development corporation act to launch 10 pilot programs creating local community currencies, which could be cryptocurrencies or other forms of alternative digital currencies, according to public documents. The programs would hopefully encourage residents … Read more

U.S. Telecom Agency Wants Blockchain Policy Suggestions – CoinDesk

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), a wing of the U.S. Department of Commerce, wants to help American entrepreneurs use blockchain technologies. The agency announced a notice of inquiry on Tuesday, asking respondents to recommend ideas for new policies surrounding a host of areas, including emerging technologies, cybersecurity and privacy, internet governance and information … Read more