US Government Offering Up to $800K for Anti-Forgery Blockchain Solutions

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is seeking to fund anti-counterfeiting solutions from blockchain startups with grants of up to $800,000.

The DHS, through its unit Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), announced the non-dilutive funding, to be spread over four phases, on Tuesday through its Silicon Valley Innovation Program (SVIP). Non-dilutive funding means an entity doesn’t need to sell equity to receive financing.

The funding program is related to the DHS’s November solicitation – “Preventing Forgery and Counterfeiting of Certificates and Licenses” – through which the agency is looking to enhance its capabilities to prevent fake documentation using blockchain technology.

“DHS has need of the innovations coming from this community to ensure we are at least a step ahead of national security


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