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Reno Trusting the Blockchain with Building Records

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The city’s mayor, Hillary Shieve, said, “Citizens deserve transparency and accountability from their government, and this new pilot project empowers every Reno resident with easy access to information, and how fitting that we are starting with

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Reno, NV, has launched a blockchain-based program for storing records in order to improve "clarity and transparency" in record-keeping.

The Web portal will let residents more easily engage with the city's government, and the site records interactions using blockchain software.

The platform initially will be used to enhance access to Reno's Historic Registry records system, so users can file requests for repairs or modifications to historic buildings; the portal will record and validate the requests, along with the government's responses.

The program is built on the STRATO application from the BlockApps software company.

The city said in a press release that STRATO is "purpose-built for permanent record-keeping and is not a significant source of energy usage or greenhouse gas emissions."

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