State Department Bullish to Embrace Blockchain

In The News Piece in FedScoop
Sorbis /
Oct. 10, 2017

Tomicah Tillemann was cited in a FedScoop article about key elements of a successful blockchain project: 

New America Blockchain Trust Accelerator co-founder Tomicah Tillemann said on the panel that while the technology costs of setting up a blockchain project are often around a few hundred thousand dollars, two elements are critical to its success: quality data and political capital.
“You need to ensure you can get buy-in from a lot of diverse communities and ensure that people have confidence in what for most of them is a very new and entirely unfamiliar technology,” he said.Tillemann continued: “An almost bigger element of the total project deployment is education. I think what people in this room especially could help with is ensuring that folks have a greater understanding of and a greater familiarity with blockchain and what it can do for them.”