ongressman David Schweikert is determined to enlighten his colleagues in Washington about the blockchain. The opportunities the technology creates for society are vast, he says, and right now education is key to keeping the government from "screwing it up.
Schweikert, a Republican from Arizona, co-chairs the recently launched Congressional Blockchain Caucus. He and fellow co-chair, Democratic Representative Jared Polis of Colorado, say they created it in response to increasing interest and curiosity on Capitol Hill about blockchain technology. "Members of Congress are starting to get visits from people that are doing things with the blockchain and talking about it," says Polis. "They are interested in learning more, and we hope to provide the forum to do that."