Is blockchain new battlefield in US-China tech war?

The US governing administration is prioritizing “distributed ledger technologies” (DLT), the tech underpinning cryptocurrency and blockchain, in its system for maintaining the superpower’s edge around its rival China.

DLT is one particular of 20 focus areas on the Nationwide Stability Council’s “critical and emerging technologies” shortlist, which was released Thursday, Coindesk stories.

The NSC’s approach phone calls for investing in, producing, adopting and advertising the technologies.

Artificial intelligence, facts science, quantum computing and “space systems,” weapons of mass destruction mitigation systems are also involved on the shortlist.

Even so, the doc did not have any hard figures or a distinct implementation system.