- This is part of a blockchain development pilot program.
- It will launch in summer 2023
- Through the wallet, residents will be able to pay for parking and register bicycles
Santa Cruz County (California) approved a proposal to introduce some blockchain solutions at the state level. This is a pilot project that starts in July 2023. Its meaning is to transfer some public services and documentation into a cryptographic format.
So, the Supervisory Board of Santa Cruz approved the program, which consists of three stages. At the first stage, they will launch a digital wallet from Humbl developers. The application will be released in beta test. There, users will be able to pay for some public services. For example, a wallet will be required to pay for parking or registering a bike.
The tests will end in September, after which the authorities will receive a report on their results (second stage). If the pilot is successful, more public services will be added to the digital wallet (the third stage of the program). For example, filing an application for construction, registration of pets, etc.
The digital wallet project has been under development since April 2022. To do this, the Santa Cruz County Council partnered with developer company HUMBL.
California has become one of the states that has passed a law on blockchain development. It allows local authorities to maintain records and provide services using cryptography. Recently, California has developed a draft legalization of DAO. But it still has to be discussed in different branches of government.