This is the official newsletter of the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum

We are pleased to present our monthly update of the activities of the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum.

This edition of the #EUBlockchain newsletter includes a brief roundup of upcoming workshops and publications.

News

Regulatory sandbox for blockchain and legal advice for EBSI production phase

The European Commission launches a call for tenders to contract a consortium to:

  1. facilitate and operate a pan-European regulatory sandbox for #blockchain,
  2. provide comprehensive legal advice for the EBSI production phase.
     

Closing date: 10 May 2022

Read more here!

Forecasting Framework for the Anticipation of Future Blockchain Skill Needs

The CHAISE team has developed a Forecasting Framework for the Anticipation of Future Blockchain Skill Needs, and would like to ask blockchain stakeholders and practitioners to review and validate the key findings.

You are invited to take part in a survey which is part of the validation process. 

This annual survey has two main objectives. First is to validate the project’s forecasting results for Blockchain skills demand and supply. The second is to identify changes in skills requirements, as compared to the previous year, for the three main Blockchain occupational profiles (Blockchain Architect, Blockchain Developer and Blockchain Manager).


Who should participate?

  • Organisations that have incorporated or plan to incorporate Blockchain/DLT in their operations and retain or need staff with relevant skills.
  • Sector representatives and social partners.
  • Academics and researchers.
  • Experienced IT professionals.
  • Tech journalists and field experts.

In all cases, survey participants should have a good understanding of Blockchain/DLT and be aware of internal (organisational) realities.

The survey is divided into clear subsections and will not require more than 15‑20 minutes to complete.

Upcoming

Our team will soon publish the following reports:

A thematic report focussing on Blockchain applications in the Energy Sector. This report, slated for publication before the end of April 2022, provides an overview of blockchain technology in the energy sector. It examines standardisation activities, use cases in the sector, status of R&D and innovation, regulatory challenges and barriers, as well as insights directly from the industry based on interviews with experts. The report provides policy and regulatory recommendations for the future development of blockchain applications in the energy sector.

 

A thematic report focused on Decentralised Finance (DeFi). The aim of this report is to outline the key definitions and DeFi fundamentals. It also gives details about the DeFi market size, the concepts of Decentralised Lending and Borrowing as well as Decentralised Exchanges and other notable DeFi Concepts. This report is scheduled for publication in early May 2022.