Federal Lawmakers Meet Today to Discuss Blockchain Innovations in the Supply Chain

May 8, 2018, two Congressional subcommittees gather today to discuss global blockchain applications with leaders from U.S. Homeland Security, NUBY legal counsel, a global digitalization leader from Maersk, U.S. customs brokerage staff from UPS.

This hearing is similar to one held on February 14th of this year, attended by the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Research and Technology, and Oversight Subcommittees, participants will meet to develop a way forward for essential blockchain development within the U.S.

Topics up for discussion today include:

  • How blockchain can potentially solve intellectual property theft.

  • How to better inform consumers about where their products are coming from.

  • How to better secure and ethical supply chain and secure U.S. intellectual property against unlawful practices.

The push against counterfeit goods is evident in the hearing charter published on May 2nd, 2018.

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