It was discovered A former Florida tax collector started a blockchain company with public funds.
In a report by the Orlando Sentinel, former Seminole County’s tax collector Joel Greenberg, Billed $ 65,860 to the Tax Collector’s Office to purchase computer servers for a company he founded, called Government Blockchain Systems LLC. Greenberg reportedly returned the money in a series of checks.
Greenberg reportedly billed the Tax Collector’s Office for 20 servers in September 2019, and the next day the public agency gave Government Blockchain Systems a check. The company, however, gave the office a receipt that it had bought 15 of the 20 servers. The Orlando Sentinel said it was unclear why only 15 servers were purchased.
Government Blockchain Systems was registered in July 2019 and listed both Greenberg and Samuel Armes, president of the Florida Blockchain Business Association. Armes was hired by the tax office as a blockchain attorney and director of legislative affairs, but left the company in December. One of the tax collector’s offices was set as the company’s main address. The company was dissolved in May.
Greenberg told the newspaper that The company wanted “to create a system that would migrate resident information from driver’s licenses to a secure blockchain“.
Florida has accused Greenberg of molesting a political opponent.
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