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Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses

The Committee on Small Business will hold a hearing titled, “Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

Blockchain is a powerful new technology that creates a distributed digital ledger—a database—that allows multiple parties to engage in secure, trusted transactions with one another without an intermediary. While blockchain is most associated with cryptocurrency like bitcoin, it has many other uses, including tracking goods in global supply chains or enabling peer-to-peer transactions between connected devices. This hearing will explore how innovators and entrepreneurs are using blockchain technology to help small businesses boost productivity, increase security, open new markets, and change the way business is done.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 

Mr. Shane McRann Bigelow
Ownum, LLC
Cleveland, OH
*Testifying on behalf of the Chamber of Digital Commerce

Ms. Dawn Dickson
Columbus, OH

Mr. Marvin Ammori
General Counsel 
Protocol Labs
Wilmington, DE
*Testifying on behalf of the Blockchain Association 

Mr. Jim Harper
Visiting fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Washington, DC

*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence
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