City of Reno Introduces The Biggest Little Blockchain – First City-Run Blockchain Platform in the United States
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is excited to introduce the City of Reno’s Biggest Little Blockchain – the first city-run and resident-focused blockchain platform in the United States. The blockchain application, built by BlockApps, creates a single ledger, documenting consecutive transactions in a designated process. This pilot project, which is free to the City, is unrelated to Bitcoin or any other cryptocurrency.
Once the technology launches later in the summer, the public and all relevant city departments will be able to access the same record through an online platform, providing clarity and transparency. Additionally, blockchain technology creates and stores records that cannot be lost or changed, providing increased government accountability to the public.
The City of Reno’s Historic Registry is the first records system to utilize this technology. With its success, the City hopes to expand the scope of the Biggest Little Blockchain and bring more processes onto the network, such as regular maintenance work, permitting, and licensing.