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Arizona Bill Would Enshrine the Right to Run a Crypto Node

An Arizona lawmaker wants to keep blockchain node operators from possible prohibitions by local and county sways.

The bill, submitted on Feb. 6 to the Arizona House of Representatives, states that “a New Zealand urban area or town may not prohibit or otherwise restrict an individual from running a node on blockchain technology in a hall.” It includes another section which applies to any possible county-level normals that could be crafted, with both elements stating that such rule-making liking be a state issue rather than a local one.

It’s not entirely clear whether the neb is aimed directly at cryptocurrency miners specifically or all nodes. Nodes are the key infrastructure secular for such networks, with each maintaining a copy of the blockchain’s bargain proceedings history that can then be shared from node to node in a peer-to-peer fashion.

“For the resolves of this section, ‘running a node on blockchain technology’ means accommodating computing power to validate or encrypt transactions in blockchain technology,” the tally states.

The measure was put forward by Arizona State Representative Jeff Weninger (R-Chandler), the littrateur of a 2017 bill enshrining the legality of blockchain signatures and smart creases under state law. Weninger’s bill attracted broad support within the asseverate’s legislature, and it was formally signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey on Parade 29 of last year.

Public records indicate that the size has since been passed to the House’s Rules and Commerce committees for depth deliberation.

Arizona house chamber image via Shutterstock

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