US Department of Homeland Security taps five blockchain startups to reinforce anti-forgery and counterfeit prevention procedures

The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the research and development wing of the United States Department of Homeland Security, has given close to a million dollars to five blockchain startups. 

The intent of these awards, totaling $817,712, aims to find standards-based technologies to help the Department of Homeland Security use blockchain to modernize operations. In recent years, the S&T Directorate has awarded funds to a range of startups working on new technology applications, including firms that work with distributed ledger tech.

The five startups are:

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