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.

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

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Updates

We are happy to introduce the brand-new INATBA's and EUBOF's Public MiCA Task Force initiative, led by INATBA's Finance Working Group to contribute further to Europe's new crypto-asset regulation, MiCA.

Through this new initiative, we have the opportunity to provide direct feedback to the European Commiossion about this regulation and its effects on projects based or operating in the EEA. This will build on the bilateral meetings and the call we hosted between DG FISMA and INATBA last month.

This is exactly why INATBA and EUBOF's MiCA Task Force was created  - to provide you, the industry stakeholders, with the access and avenues to help guide governmetn support and policies regarding blockchain and crypto-assets.

In the Task Force, we need to voice all stakeholder views about MiCA Regulation, and the door is open to everyone who wants to contribute - so please join us and help make the European DLT industry the best it can be for everyone.

 

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Workshops – Save the date!

Our next workshop, focused on the Use of blockchain technologies in the agri-food sector is scheduled for the 23rd of November 2020. The webinar aims at bringing together experts in blockchain technologies with actors along the agri-food supply chain to further exploit the potential of blockchain technologies. Based on the stocktaking of the state of play of the use of blockchain applications in the sector and of lessons learnt, needs in research, innovation and development as well as in capacity building in this field will be identified and proposals for follow up actions developed.

Scheduled for the 23rd of November 2020, participation is open to all!

Visit our website  website for registering and finding out more.

 

Past events

Our workshop on “Central Bank Digital Currencies – Do we need them?” took place on the 29th of October 2020. With more than 1000 registrants and more than 500 participants, the workshop discussed digital currencies and stable coins from the perspective of industry, digital currency providers and central bankers. The recording of the workshop is available on our YouTube channel, as well as the event presentations.

Publications

  • Our first thematic report focusing on EU blockchain ecosystem developments will soon be published. Be the first to review! We are happy to have your feedback and comments!
  • The next upcoming report, expected to be published in January 2021, will be focused on Central Bank Digital Currencies.
  • The EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum’s first Trends Report is scheduled for publication in November. This report will shed light on the latest developments and trends on blockchain technology with a special focus on market developments, technological advancements and news on legislation and framework conditions.

    EUBOF2.0 Expert Panel

    Thank you so much to those that have already contacted the Observatory for applying to be part of our expert panel.

    Due to the large number of applications, we have introduced the form below for potential members of the Expert Panel. All applications received by email, sent to paula.grzegorzewska@eublockchainforum.eu, are valid and can still be sent via email, but we strongly encourage you to use the online form to make the process more efficient.

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    Forum

    Inputs from the community have a major role in shaping these publications. Conversations are happening every day between the members of the eublockchain.mobilize.io community. Register today! Become part of the conversation. Stay in the loop. Make connections and share knowledge, tips and ideas.