Being a new technology with some groundbreaking innovations, governments have to pick a side about the new tech. Blockchains may threaten some of the current systems we have in place are used in governance. Voting systems are one system of speculation that blockchains can help secure and make more transparent. Blockchains can also allow us, as smaller and larger communities and societies, to govern ourselves and make decisions regarding our communities more directly. If you want to read about digital governance and how governments around the world are reacting to blockchain technology, this is the page for you. Also, you can see our digital governance page if you are more interested in how digital governance can benefit societies.
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