Blockchain NZ the New Zealand based blockchain industry group, announced that they are requesting a national blockchain strategy from the government, according New Zealand news outlet Scoop Independent News.
Mark Pascall, the executive director of Blockchain NZ is set to give a presentation next Thursday to the New Zealand parliament’s economic development, science and innovation select committee hearing on potential economic advantages of implementing blockchain technology solutions in New Zealand.
The presentation is set to just be an introductory seminar that will feature blockchain, Bitcoin, smart contracts, security tokens, and decentralized autonomous organizations. Pascall spoke further in depth on his mission for blockchain in 2019 and what this presentations purpose is:
“So, we really want government to take blockchain seriously and produce a strategy. We can help them with that so we strike a balance between trying to plan for an unpredictable future and taking some action so we realize huge potential economic benefits for the country.”
Blockchain NZ consists of an array of blockchain oriented businesses, organizations and experts, first formed in 2016. Blockchain NZ is working toward getting New Zealand to join the likes of other countries that have national blockchain strategies implemented.