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Best EU-backed blockchain innovators e-pitching event

Published on: 20/03/2023 Event

During the event you will hear the most promising blockchain startups and learn about the current EU initiatives supporting the innovators and the blockchain ecosystem.

Continuing a series  of the most successful EU-backed startups pitching to the investors, this event will be the first edition dedicated to Europe’s most disruptive blockchain innovators where five aspiring startups with innovations in the fields of IoT, supply chain, logistics, e-mobility and consent management will pitch their business plans to investors.

Blockchain technology is one of the EU’s priorities, as the Union aims at becoming a leader in the sector and a home to significant platforms, applications and companies. The European Commission established a blockchain strategy based on European values, laws and regulations. European “gold standard” for blockchain foresees environmental sustainability, data protection, digital identity, high levels of cybersecurity and interoperability.  

European Commission is actively committed to building a pan-European blockchain infrastructure for the public sector, the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI). The Commission is also committed to promoting legal certainty by developing a legal framework covering, amongst others, digital assets and smart contracts.

The latest blockchain initiative by the European Commission is the European Blockchain Regulatory Sandbox for innovative applications of distributed ledger technologies (DLT). The regulatory sandbox aims to provide legal certainty through facilitating regulatory dialogue and cooperation between innovators and regulators at the national and the EU level. Blockchain companies participating in the sandbox have the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative solutions and highlight their needs regarding regulatory guidance in a safe and confidential environment. They will receive legal advice from legal experts and be part of a constructive dialogue with national and EU regulators.

Other current initiatives from the European Commission include the European Blockchain Observatory & Forum (EUBOF), and the Anti-counterfeiting Blockathon Infrastructure.

On the Research and Innovation side, the EU provides funding through Horizon Europe and through the AI and Blockchain Investment Fund targeted to startups and early-stage ventures.

 

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