The Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) has partnered with blockchain startup Tierion for a trial that will find government survey data secured on the bitcoin blockchain.
As part of a drive to glean data from some 200 Connecticut technology companies, the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is seeking perspective on issues including workforce demand and tax code awareness, among other issues, in a broad survey.
As explained by Tierion CEO Wayne Vaughan, the company’s blockchain technology is not essential to the survey process, but rather provides the startup with a chance to expose new entities to the potential benefits of decentralized ledgers for recordkeeping.
Bruce Carlson, president and CEO of the CTC, suggested that his non-profit organization’s goal is to encourage local technology development. As such, he saw the opportunity in a partnership with Tierion for his organization to learn about unfamiliar emerging innovations.
Carlson told CoinDesk:
“We like being on the cutting edge of what’s going and we feel like this could be leading to more projects.”
The DECD survey, according to Carlson, is currently being filled out by respondents, with all data expected to be collected by 11th