State Department Bullish to Embrace Blockchain

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Media Outlet: FedScoop

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.” 

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Tomicah Tillemann is a leader in the fields of civic innovation and social finance. He serves as Director of the Bretton Woods II program at New America. He and his team work with the world's largest asset owners to reduce risk and volatility through strategic investments in social impact and development. He is also Co-founder of the Blockchain Trust Accelerator, Chair of the Global Blockchain Business Council, and a member of the Advisory Board of the BitFury Group, a leading full-service Blockchain company.