Brussels, 20 November 2018: The EU Blockchain Roundtable took place with the theme of ‘bringing industries together for Europe to lead in blockchain technologies’. The Roundtable, hosted by EU leaders for digital economy and technology, met with the aim of gathering support for a comprehensive EU strategy to boost exploitation of blockchain technology across Europe.

During the Roundtable, officials announced the establishment of the “International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications”. This new association will be based in Europe and will work with the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership to develop EU-wide blockchain regulations and applications. The association will be open to any organisation committed to promoting DLT technologies – Spanish banking groups BBVA and Banco Santander are the first two members announced.

The Roundtable was attended by industry leaders, start-ups and European policymakers, including Eva Kaili MEP, author of the European Parliament Blockchain report. The Roundtable is focused on promoting trust in blockchain technology, and aims to position itself as a communication channel between national and EU regulators on developing standards and regulation.

See here for more information on the Roundtable.