The National Institute for Standards and Technology is seeking public comments on its Draft NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8202, Blockchain Technology Overview. The comment period closes on Friday, Feb. 23.
The publication providea a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. It discusses its application for electronic currency as well as broader uses, and looks at different categories and approaches for different blockchain platforms, according to a NIST release. The draft document aims to help readers understand the technologies which comprise blockchain systems and to understand how blockchains can be aptly and usefully applied to technology problems.
See also the NIST News Release, NIST Report on Blockchain Technology Aims to Go Beyond the Hype.