The “World’s Smallest Big City” has recently launched a significant blockchain initiative.
Officials in Reno, Nevada, have just announced the creation of “Biggest Little Blockchain”, a Web3 data storage platform. According to the city’s creators, this is the first time a city in the United States has constructed a public blockchain-based network.
Reno will spend the summer downloading its Register of Historic Places’ historical documents. Before deciding whether to add additional capabilities, the local government will conduct a few-month trial of blockchain technology.
Reno selected the STRATO technology from BlockApps to test its “Biggest Little Blockchain.” In addition, the municipality said that its new blockchain program would have no environmental effect.
At the recent US Conference of Mayors, Hillary Schieve, the mayor of Reno, spoke about the “Biggest Little Blockchain.” Schieve recommended the hundreds of participants to educate themselves on Web3 technologies like blockchain, crypto, and NFTs.
Mayor Schieve said that her city was developing art NFTs that might “unlock certain experiences.” She also said that she hopes to use NFTs to provide travelers more inventive ways to see Reno’s many attractions.
A growing number of American cities are adopting blockchain technology.
Residents of Reno may not be surprised by the city’s recent efforts to use blockchain technology. In recent years, Mayor Hillary Schieve has discussed her involvement in the cryptocurrency industry on social media. Schieve has established himself as a prominent investor and supporter of many cryptocurrencies, notably Chainlink.
In addition to personally investing in crypto efforts, Mayor Schieve intended to create an NFT replica of “The Space Whale” monument outside Reno City Hall. She also assisted in the organization of the “Reno DAO” on the Tezos platform.
It is evident that Reno has no qualms about experimenting with blockchain technology, but the same could be true of several other American cities. In recent years, Miami has developed as a significant crypto hotspot. In fact, Miami developed its own cryptocurrency called “MiamiCoin,” and Mayor Francis Suarez is being paid in Bitcoin.
Curiously, the Cool Valley, Missouri, government has recently airdropped $1,000 in Bitcoin to its residents. This program’s objective was to teach locals how to use cryptocurrency wallets and to encourage folks to hold Bitcoin as a long-term investment.
Legislators in states such as California and Arizona have openly considered making Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies legal tender. In addition, Texas has become a magnet for blockchain and Bitcoin mining companies.
Fort Worth, Texas has just become the first city in the United States to sponsor a Bitcoin mining operation. Inside the Fort Worth City Hall, Bitcoin mining devices are now contributing to the network.
As blockchain gains popularity, it is projected that a growing number of US cities would invest heavily in Web3-related activities.