Colorado Governor Jared Polis to Deliver Keynote on Accelerating Blockchain in State Infrastructure at ETHDenver

Jared Polis

ETHDenver and the State of Colorado are coming together to encourage the Web3 community to leverage the power of blockchain technology in the name of the public good

Denver, CO — February 11, 2022 – Colorado Governor Jared Polis will deliver the keynote address at ETHDenver, the world’s largest annual Web3 Community Innovation and Blockchain Festival on February 18th, 2022, at the Denver Sports Castle.

Governor Polis will discuss the state’s mission to further advance use cases of blockchain technology adoption to improve the lives of Coloradans and promote the public good.

“Blockchain is a transformative technology bringing real change to Coloradans, and I am proud that Colorado is a national leader in blockchain innovation,” said Governor Polis. “By attracting good jobs and innovators in infrastructure, digital identity, and individual data security, blockchain is a meaningful investment in improving Coloradans lives.”

Colorado is the first state to use blockchain technology in government infrastructure. This year, the State of Colorado, in collaboration with ETHDenver, will introduce four bounties during the BUIDL week hackathon. From February 11-16, teams will tackle state-level use cases for blockchain technology.

Governor Polis will be joined by leading blockchain innovators, including Etherem’s co-founder, Vitalik Buterin and South African Entrepreneur & Colorado Resident Kimbal Musk, who will provide updates on his latest philanthropic project, the Big Green DAO.

U.S. Impact Lawyer and Attorney of the Colorado Supreme Court Yev Muchnik, will also deliver her updates on the legislative efforts aimed at paving the way for Colorado to become the First Digital State of the U.S., and Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) to become legitimized entities.

The collaboration between ETHDenver, which is driven by SporkDAO, a community-led DAO, and the State of Colorado, is also the first time that a DAO and a US State are working together to drive both state, national and international adoption of blockchain technology.

Find the event schedule here.

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