An Arizona lawmaker has proposed banning the use of blockchain to track firearms.
House Bill 2216, first proposed on 17th January, would make it a felony “to require a person to use or be subject to” firearm tracking, explicitly identifying blockchain tech as a platform for doing so. The bill was submitted by Representative Paul Boyer and has steadily advanced through the legislature since its introduction.
While it may sound unusual, the concept has been explored in the past by those working with the tech, perhaps most notably by way of the so-called “Glockchain” project developed as part of the Ideo coLAB initiative, as reported last year by BI.
The basic premise is that a gun would be fitted with some kind of hardware sensor that could broadcast a transaction to a blockchain every time the gun is used.
The Arizona bill suggests that there’s pushback against this idea, at least in some quarters of the US.
As the bill states:
“For the purposes of this section, ‘Electronic Firearm Tracking Technology’ means a platform, system or group of systems or devices that uses a shared ledger, distributed ledger or block chain technology or similar form of
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