Blockchain: Will Gov. Haslam affix his name to electronic transactions amendment?

March 20, 2018 By Milt Capps
Venture Nashville Connections

GOVERNOR Bill Haslam may soon decide whether or not to sign into law a measure that is intended, among other things, to "promote and facilitate" use of distributed ledger blockchain technology and "smart contracts" applications in Tennessee.

The General Assembly's House and Senate members unanimously passed legislation (HB 1507-SB 1662) and sent it to the Governor for his consideration.

The bipartisan legislation was put forward by State Sen. Steve Dickerson M.D. (R-20, Davidson) and State Rep. Jason Powell (D-53, Davidson), and ultimately passed in each chamber without opposition.

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