An Official North Dakota Cryptocurrency Could Be on the Horizon
Following the early 2019 initiation of North Dakota’s deep dive into blockchain use cases, a state representative who was a leader in the study, mentioned a future digital asset concept for the region.
Rep. Nathan Toman believes that an official “North Dakota coin” could potentially help the state’s struggling economy in the wake of COVID-19, an Aug. 7 article from Inforum said.Â “That was my hope, but we’re a little bit late to the game on doing something like that,” Toman told Inforum regarding COVID-19 and the potential state-sanctioned Blockchain asset.
Backed by aspects such as state-held precious metals and property, Toman told Inforum he sees the such an asset positioned as more of a store of value than a transactional currency. He additionally believes that it could function in tandem with loans and investing.Â
Regulatory authorities put up resistance against Toman’s North Dakota coin effort, although the representative retains a positive outlook for the future of the endeavor in light of the current economy and pandemic.Â
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