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Nevada Issues Marriage Certificates On Ethereum Blockchain


In Nevada, certain counties are using blockchain technology in government programs to store records like birth and marriage certificates.

The Reno Gazette-Journal reported that Washoe County has issued about 950 secure digital marriage certificates saved on a blockchain as of December. The first blockchain marriage certificate in the county was issued in April 2018.

The digital marriage certificate is stored on the Ethereum blockchain as its computing power is hard to hack. San Francisco-based Titan Seal is behind the blockchain-based certificates.

With the program, anyone who gets married in the county will get to view and send a digital version of their marriage certificate from their home computers or smartphones.

The publication further said that Elko County is also trying blockchain technology for certified digital certificates.

The new technology makes it easy and secure to get the certificates. Instead of the seven to 10 business days' wait for a regular paper certificate, a digital marriage certificate can be accessed in less than 24 hours.

Washoe County Clerk Nancy Parent reportedly said that certificates are proof of marriage and blockchain-based certificates are available through the Washoe County Recorder's Office. Meanwhile, wedding licenses are different and must be obtained in person from the County Clerk's office.

As per reports, the Washoe county is considering using blockchain to use in a digital record recovery system.

Nevada was the first state in the country to exempt blockchain transactions from tax obligations. Now, more and more states are adopting blockchain.

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