University of San Francisco School of Management Professors Release Three Reports on the Current State of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency in Government

SAN FRANCISCO (February 14, 2023) – Three new reports on the current state of blockchain and cryptocurrency have been released by the University of San Francisco (USF) School of Management, providing an in-depth analysis of the current state and best practices for implementing blockchain and cryptocurrency technology in global cities, states, and governments. They include:

The reports provide a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in blockchain and cryptocurrency, including the benefits and challenges of implementing the technology in various sectors such as finance, healthcare, and supply chain management. They also include case studies of successful blockchain and cryptocurrency projects in cities and governments around the world.

“These reports are a valuable resource for any city, state, or government looking to explore the potential of blockchain and cryptocurrency technology,” said William Riggs, lead author of the report. “They offer a broad overview of the current state of the technology, as well as practical guidance for implementing it in a way that maximizes benefits and minimizes risks.”

The reports cover a wide range of topics, including the legal and regulatory landscape, the role of governments in fostering innovation, and the importance of public-private partnerships in driving adoption. They follow on the heels of the 2022 Mineta Transportation Institute funded project entitled, Blockchain and Distributed Autonomous Community Ecosystems: Opportunities to Democratize Finance and Delivery of Transport, Housing, Urban Greening and Community Infrastructure (, which provided recommendations for cities, states, and governments looking to implement blockchain and cryptocurrency technology in their jurisdictions.

“We believe that this report will be a valuable tool for policymakers and government officials as they navigate the rapidly evolving landscape of blockchain and cryptocurrency,” said co-author Vipul Vyas. “We hope that it will inspire more cities, states, and governments to explore the potential of this powerful technology.”

About the USF School of Management

Founded in 1925, University of San Francisco’s School of Management is on the forefront of educating the next generation of conscious, mindful business leaders. Each year those students join the over 40,000 School of Management alumni around the world to create ethical and innovative change in the private, public, and non-profit management sectors. The School of Management is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

About the University of San Francisco

The University of San Francisco is a private, Jesuit Catholic university that reflects the diversity, optimism, and opportunities of the city that surrounds it. USF offers more than 230 undergraduate, graduate, professional, and certificate programs in the arts and sciences, business, law, education, and nursing and health professions. At USF, each course is an intimate learning community in which top professors encourage students to turn learning into positive action, so the students graduate equipped to do well in the world — and inspired to change it for the better. For more information, visit