Computerworld.com reported that “IBM fellow Jerry Cuomo told the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday that blockchain is “transformative” and said his company has engaged in more than 400 blockchain projects across a number of industries, including supply chain, financial services, healthcare and government.”  The February 18, 2018 article entitled “IBM sees blockchain as ready for government use” includes these comments:

IBM sees blockchain as much more than the foundation for cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and wants the government to consider embracing it as a way of saving time, cost and risk.

IBM is among a growing number of vendors offering blockchain as a service (BaaS), which allows enterprises to pilot the technology without massive capital expenditures related to onsite development and hardware.

…the Congressional Blockchain Caucus, launched in 2016, is working to collect information on blockchain projects that could help individuals securely establish their identity, enable online payments – such as tax payments – and revamp supply chains.

Great news for Blockchain!