Europe is betting on Blockchain. Italy not

At the start the agreement between 22 countries of the Old Continent for the development of technology
Europe is betting on Blockchain. Italy not
15 April 08:00 2018 Print This Article

European citizens know the blockchain because it is the technology behind the best known cryptocurrency and chat of the moment, Bitcoin. However, the Blockchain is destined to overturn the sectors and the most varied fields, such as contracts or supply chain controls.

Europe has launched an agreement to which twenty-two European countries have joined (but not yet Italy) called the European Blockchain Partnership: a tool for “the exchange of experience and expertise in the technical and regulatory field between the Member States” and to prepare “the launch of Blockchain applications at EU level”. This was announced by the Commissioner for Digital Economy, Mariya Gabriel.

Explaining the details of the partnership, Gabriel has quantified investments to support the use of this technology at 80 million euros. The figure is expected to reach 300 million by 2020.

The partnership has been signed by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and from the United Kingdom, even on the Brexit road.
Absent for now, not without surprise, Italy.

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