County in Nevada is now allowing marriage certificates to be stored on blockchain

03 Jan, 2019
by David Borman
County in Nevada is now allowing marriage certificates to be stored on blockchain

CryptoGlobe is reporting that a county in the US state of Nevada is beginning to allow marriage certificates to be stored on the Ethereum blockchain. This is not the first time this has been done, but is a first for the US.

Washoe County, Nevada, stored its first marriage certificate on the Ethereum blockchain in April of 2018 as part of an initiative to implement blockchain technology into more government programs. Through this new system anyone who gets married can view and send a digital version of their marriage certificate from either their PC or personal smartphone.

It should be noted that a digital marriage certificate acts only as proof of marriage but is distinct from a marriage license. Washoe County Clerk Nancy Parent is quoted in the article:

"Marriage licenses must be obtained in person at the County Clerk’s office and are not available online... Marriage certificates are proof of marriage and are available via blockchain technology through the Washoe County Recorder’s Office."

While only the beginning, it is optimistic to see places across the globe beginning to implement this technology in places such as this. Hopefully more official certificates can find the immutability of the blockchain as their new home. As always, stick with Chepicap for all updates!

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