Developed, forward-thinking countries are eager to include the blockchain technology into their everyday operations, transactions, and processes because of its obvious and proven benefits. Each day, more governmental authorities try to experiment with the approach and look for the help of veterans in the matter.
Such is the case of Italy. The government of the European nation announced this week a list of 30 names to help them integrate the technology at the state level. The list is comprised of prominent, high-level experts in blockchain technology, its modus operandi, and its applications.
An Approach on Distributed Register and Blockchain Technologies
It was reported by a specialized site in cryptocurrency news that the list of 30 people would work ad honorem (without pay,) and their duties include serving as advisors to Italian authorities in order to come up with a way to build “a national strategy on distributed register and blockchain technologies.”
The election of the 30 people is the result of a long process of consultation and internal discussions, four months to be precise. Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (MSE) is in charge of leading the project.
“Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain are intended to radically change our lives, the society in which we live and the economic and productive fabric of the country,” were the words of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economic Development, Luigi Di Maio back in September, showing a marked preference for adopting the blockchain technology at the governmental level.
The official also stated that “emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, are bound to fundamentally change our lives, the society we live in and the economic fabric of our country.”
The people taking part in the project come from different backgrounds, but all have considerable expertise in blockchain-related affairs. All of them are Italian. Some of them are Assobit co-founder Gian Luca Comandini, Italtel leader of marketing portfolio Angiolini Giorgio, and Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab Board of Directors member Marcella Atzori, among other influential personalities.
Preventing Illicit Activities in the Country
Italian government leaders have expressed their desire of extending their monitoring of crypto-related affairs in the nation, including associated concepts and technologies such as the blockchain, the one that powers Bitcoin and some of the top altcoins in the industry.
The authorities in the country have also firmly opposed the use of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology for illicit purposes, as they continually issue warnings against criminals, hackers, and other potentially illegal agents.
Italy, along with Spain, Portugal, France, Malta, and Cyprus, signed a “joint declaration” in which it acquires the compromise of promoting the adoption of the blockchain technology in the European region with the macro plan of “transforming” their respective economies. Another point discussed in the meeting that took place just a few weeks ago was the collaboration in the technology development, as the EU aims to become one of the planet’s leaders in that aspect.
By Andres Chavez