The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking for a few good companies to help it use blockchain technology to prevent forgery and counterfeiting of certificates and licenses.

In its solicitation for bids, DHS said blockchain and distributed ledger technology “holds the potential for enhanced transparency and auditing of public service operations, greater visibility into multi-party business operations, and automation of paper-based processes to improve delivery of services to organizations and citizens.”

According to CryptoSlate, DHS wants blockchain-related proposals on storing, managing, issuing and verifying government-issued certificates, licenses and attestations.

Selected contractors would be eligible for up to $800,000 in funding split over four phases. The deadlines vary depending on the review cycle, but all are in 2019. Read more here.

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