As confirmed by the Italy Member of Parliament (MP) Mirella Liuzzi, the country is partaking the European Blockchain Partnership.
According to Liuzzi, the association, an alliance of 26 European Union countries, will be authorized by the Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies Luigi Di Maio in Brussels on September. During an interview Liuzzi stated:
“Joining the partnership will allow Italy […] to define its own line in the development of [blockchain] technology — a practice which the previous government had never implemented”.
The MP from the governing Five Star Movement, Luizzi added that the Italian government will employ blockchain-professionals in order to develop a national policy for the crypto-associated zone.
The European Blockchain Partnership was established in April 2018. Original member number was 22 countries, then the institute enlarged to 26 countries, added new members such as Romania, Cyprus and Greece and Denmark.
Back in June, an Italian city Naples had submitted a focus assembly backed by the local mayor to advocate blockchain as well as a potential local ICO. Followingly, Naples declared that it was willing to introduce its very own digital currency.
Lately, Italy is attempting to apply crypto-related technologies on a larger scale. An Italian soccer club Juventus, for example, is working on to announce its own fan token in partnership with Socios.com – a blockchain-based fan association.
Author: Berna Bayindir
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