31 March 2019

Official Newsletter of the European Union Blockchain Observatory & Forum

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

#EUBlockchain publications

At the beginning of March we published our latest thematic report. The topic this time was scalability, interoperability and sustainability of blockchains. As we wrote in the introduction:

“The timing seems right for such a paper. The blockchain ecosystem has been steadily maturing over the past several years, and projects are getting both larger and closer to going live, or have already done so. This is exciting, as we can expect several large platforms to attract significant user bases over the course of the year. Observing these projects and the development of the technology also allows us, perhaps for the first time, to see the outlines of what a “live” blockchain ecosystem might look like in the near term, as well as identify the main challenges and success factors involved.”

You can read and download the report here.

#EUBlockchain events

Having finished with scalability, we turned our attention to our next topic, which is the convergence of blockchain with AI and IoT. The examination kicked off with a workshop on 28 March. You can read about the discussions at the event on our blog.

And as a reminder, the next scheduled workshops are as follows (click on the links for more information):

#EUBlockchain Online Community

As usual, our online forum remained active during the month. Here are some of the issues that caught the attention of our community during the month:

If you want to monitor the conversation or have your say, you are invited to join our online community.

We look forward to seeing you there! Inputs from this community of 1,500+ members play a major role in shaping the workshops and publications of the EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum.

Thank you!

As always, we would like to thank everyone who has been active in contributing to the Observatory. None of this would be possible without the participation of all of you in our community.

With best regards,
The EU Blockchain Observatory & Forum

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