McMullen said using blockchain, she can verify that she made all her car payments or that her medical records are accurate.
It was originally designed for crypto-currency Bitcoin.
The technology is expected to be particularly useful in healthcare, auto manufacturing, insurance, supply chain management, defense, government and other industries.
Jim Korcykoski, chief technology and information security officer for Columbus-based Nationwide Insurance, said businesses and government are hashing out how and where to use blockchain and how it should be governed. Ohio is among about a dozen states that are exploring how to best use it, he said.
Ohio House Speaker Ryan Smith, R-Bidwell, said he wants interested parties from business, universities and state government to hold meetings on how Ohio can best capitalize on it. For state government, it may mean easier access to data collected and held such as birth and death records, he said.
Ohio State University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Chairman Hesham El Gamal said blockchain technology is one of three revolutionary technologies that he expects will change the world.