Looks like U.S. Congressmen will have a date with a blockchain on Valentine's Day. This is reported by Coindesk.
Two subcommittees of the U.S. House Committee on Science, Space and Technology – for Oversight as well as Research and Technology – are holding a hearing, called "Beyond Bitcoin: Emerging Applications for Blockchain Technology," on Feb. 14 at 10 a.m. EST.
The list of those, who are going to visit Congress on a Valentine's Day:
- Frank Yiannas, vice president of food safety at Walmart
- Charles Romine, direcor at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Jerry Cuomo, IBM vice president of blockchain
- Chris Jaikaran, Congressional Research Service analyst
- Aaron Wright, associate clinical professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
At the moment, it is not clear enough if the hearing will be broadcast live.
The above-mentioned subcommittees regulate legislative and investigative actions into the science and technology fields. It is worth noting that the Subcommittee on Research and Technology has the power to allocate funds to developing projects. It is still not clear what's the goal of the hearing will be.