US Federal Emergency Management Agency considers using blockchain technology to accelerate disaster relief spending

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is considering using the blockchain registry to speed up disaster relief payments. The proposal was published through a draft report issued by the National Advisory Council (NAC) in November, which required FEMA manager Peter Gaynor to first launch a blockchain pilot program for land registration. NAC believes that blockchain can increase the speed of government spending after natural disasters and streamline processes.