Resolution to study blockchain technology

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A resolution is asking the state government to study the uses of blockchain technology for their information.

​Blockchain is best known as the technology that makes cryptocurrency possible, but it can be used for other things. The government wants to use the technology to help secure communication and information sharing between agencies. It can also help protect against phishing scams, and keep better records.​

​"We can use the block chain technology to insure that someone absolutely is who they say they are. We can use that technology to insure that a document is absolutely what it appears to be," said Shawn Riley, North Dakota Chief Information Officer.

The resolution passed the House unanimously. It will go before the Senate soon.