House committee passes bill to ‘preserve US leadership’ in blockchain

The pro-crypto bill is one of many before Congress that aims to promote the country’s deployment and use of blockchain technology.

A United States Congress committee has unanimously passed a pro-blockchain bill, which would task the U.S. commerce secretary with promoting blockchain deployment and thus potentially increasing the country’s use of blockchain technology.

On Dec. 5, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce voted 46–0 to pass H.R. 6572, the Deploying American Blockchains Act of 2023, in a session aiming to clear 44 pieces of legislation.

The 13-page blockchain bill would direct Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to “take actions necessary and appropriate to promote the competitiveness of the United States related to the deployment, use, application, and competitiveness of blockchain technology or other distributed ledger technology.”

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