Several European countries, namely France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Malta, signed an agreement to promote and boost blockchain adoption in their regions. They argue the blockchain technology is able to strengthen their economics, as well as increase well-being of the population.
The declaration, signed on December 4, also anticipates collaboration on development of the technology, so that countries listed above become leading regions in this sector.
“We believe that Distributed Ledger Technologies could be one of the instruments that can help our countries [the Southern European Union countries] transform their economies and society into truly digital ones and become a leading region in this sector.”
From their point of view, blockchain may be used in different spheres, such as certifying product origin, education, transport, mobility, shipping, land registry, customs, company registry, and healthcare.
Malta’s parliamentary secretary for digital economy, Silvio Schembri, was extremely excited by this news, tweeting that he is “proud” to see Malta being a “leading role” on blockchain cooperation.
@MaltaGov leads 6 other EU Member States to sign a joint declaration on cooperation on #blockchain technology. Proud to see the smallest nation in the EU taking a leading role. Thank you #France #Spain #Italy #Portugal #Greece & #Cyprus for your support.@MaltainEU #ourfuture -SS pic.twitter.com/poyETgZwCw
— Silvio Schembri (@SilvioSchembri) December 4, 2018
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