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Historic First Edition of INATBA Awards Honours Blockchain Excellence with Groundbreaking NFT Awards

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Brussels, February 2, 2023 – The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) turned heads at the recent INATBA Awards Gala, taking place on January 31, 2023, in the heart of Brussels. It honoured the Top Contributors, Special Awards recipients, and Most Exciting Projects of 2023. INATBA made history by presenting the awards using cutting-edge Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs),…

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Vote For The Most Exciting Projects 2023 – INATBA AWARDS

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INATBA Awards look to acknowledge and celebrate projects across the globe that are making a positive impact using blockchain/distributed ledger technologies. The Award for the Most Exciting Project of 2023 will be awarded in five categories: DeFi, ReFi, Social Innovation, Education and Corporate Innovation.  Members of INATBA can vote for the winner in each category….

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The Blockchain for the UN charter values and the SDGs action plan 100+ (BC100+) Initiative Press Release

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BC100+ is a global initiative, under the High Patronage of H.E. Csaba Körösi, President of the 77th UN General Assembly, that aims to convene the blockchain ecosystem to the broader efforts of UN Agencies and global initiatives in support of the UN Charter values and the SDGs by mapping global Blockchain for Sustainability ecosystems.  BC100+…

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INATBA Welcomes the Financial Stability Board Recommendations on GSC and Crypto-Asset Activities and Markets

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INATBA welcomes FSB's Recommendations on GSC and Crypto-asset Activities and Markets.

The Financial Stability Board proposal covers all necessary risks found within crypto-asset activities that should be addressed at the moment, but additional risks and operations exist that do not threaten financial stability. Crypto-asset activities that fit the “Same Activities, Same Risks, Same Rules” principle should be held to the same regulatory standards, but operations that…

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INATBA Welcomes the General Approach Reached by the European Council on the Upcoming European Identity Framework and Wallet

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Brussels, December 14th – The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) welcomes the European Councils’ agreement on a shared position on the proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 to establish a framework for a European Digital Identity (eIDAS). We are glad to see that the legislative process is moving forward now,…

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Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Task Force Report

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page The report tackles standardisation gaps around energy trading using distributed ledger technologies The Joint Task Force between the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) and the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P), a Task of the User-Centred Energy…

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CHAISE Blockchain Skills Strategy to Position the EU at the Forefront of Blockchain Innovation & Uptake

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The Sector Skills Alliance ‘CHAISE’ has released its European Blockchain Skills Strategy & Action Plan. This strategy is a key achievement of the CHAISE project, which has received funding under the Erasmus+ Programme to deliver Blockchain Skills for Europe, uphold the EU at the forefront of blockchain innovation and further increase the attractiveness of the…

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Unified Definition of Social Impact For the Blockchain Sector

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Common definitions provide the sector with a basis for a joint understanding. To do so in 2022 the SISWG, in cooperation with members of the GAB of INATBA, reviewed different social impact definitions and derived a social impact definition for the blockchain sector. We believe that a common definition of social impact is crucial to…

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Social Impact Model for Small and Medium-Size Blockchain Projects

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The SISWG of INATBA has been working on addressing some of the challenges highlighted in the report Blockchain for Social Impact published in September 2021. One of the main challenges encountered and presented in the report was the difficulties experienced by small and medium-sized projects when trying to showcase the impact of their actions. Understanding…

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INATBA Launches A Metaverse Task Force

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This initiative will address regulatory deficiencies in the Metaverse concerning privacy, custodianship, censorship, accessibility, and monopolisation. BRUSSELS, November 23, 2022 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) launching a joint Task Force focusing on the Metaverse Regulations The Metaverse is viewed as heralding a new age in the web experience, combining standard internet…

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Vote For The Most Exciting Projects 2023 – INATBA AWARDS

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INATBA Awards look to acknowledge and celebrate projects across the globe that are making a positive impact using blockchain/distributed ledger technologies. The Award for the Most Exciting Project of 2023 will be awarded in five categories: DeFi, ReFi, Social Innovation, Education and Corporate Innovation.  Members of INATBA can vote for the winner in each category….

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The Blockchain for the UN charter values and the SDGs action plan 100+ (BC100+) Initiative Press Release

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BC100+ is a global initiative, under the High Patronage of H.E. Csaba Körösi, President of the 77th UN General Assembly, that aims to convene the blockchain ecosystem to the broader efforts of UN Agencies and global initiatives in support of the UN Charter values and the SDGs by mapping global Blockchain for Sustainability ecosystems.  BC100+…

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INATBA Launches A Metaverse Task Force

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This initiative will address regulatory deficiencies in the Metaverse concerning privacy, custodianship, censorship, accessibility, and monopolisation. BRUSSELS, November 23, 2022 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) launching a joint Task Force focusing on the Metaverse Regulations The Metaverse is viewed as heralding a new age in the web experience, combining standard internet…

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INATBA’s European Parliament Event Recap: Are Crypto-Assets Different? – Ensuring Proportionality and Technological Neutrality in the AML Standards of the EU

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  INATBA, alongside the leadership of the Vice President of the Parliament, MEP Eva Kaili, hosted a debate in the Parliament which focused on the Travel Rule Requirements, otherwise known as the TFOFR. The participants of this event included:  Paul Tang, MEP, ECON Joana Neto, European Banking Authority Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University…

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The Planet is Choking, What Can Supply Chains Do? Event Follow – Up

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Supply Chain Follow Up

INATBA’s Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group hosted the first in a series of events in collaboration with INATBA’s Governmental Advisory Body (GAB) on the topic of The Planet is Choking, What Can Supply Chains Do?, exploring how supply chains can incorporate innovation (in particular blockchain technology) into their processes to support climate action. Attended…

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Anti-Money Laundering Package (AMLR & Travel Rule – Initial Response)

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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA) welcomes the European Commission’s (Commission) Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Package. We have been actively engaging our 170-member base to assess the impact of the proposed requirements of the Transfer of Funds Regulation recast (TFOFR, or Travel Rule), AML Directive (AMLD) and Regulation (AMLR) and the proposal for an…

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Social Impact and Sustainability Working Group Announcement

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In January 2022, INATBA restructured the Working Groups (WGs) of the association in order to prioritise actions. The WGs were reduced from thirteen to the following six: ● Finance ● Identity ● Privacy ● Education ● Social Impact and Sustainability (Previously Social Impact and Climate Action WG) ● Standardisation Committee (Standards, Interoperability & Governance) The…

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INATBA is Delighted to Announce Our Six Vibrant Industry Work Groups’ Newly Elected Chairs

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We thank all members, particularly those who volunteered as candidates, to make a positive difference in the industry.   Congratulations to the newly elected Chairs who are:   Education WG: Chiara Ventura (Blockchain Italia) Wim Stalmans (The Blockchain Academy)   Finance WG: Andrea Minto (LEXIA Avvocati) Dimitrios Psarrakis (XReg Consulting)   Identity WG: Daniel Bachenheimer…

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2021: Highlights from an Incredibly Productive Year at INATBA

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INATBA 2021

By INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner As another year draws to a close, I want to take the time to showcase some of the work INATBA has accomplished with support from its incredible members over the past 12 months. It has been another year of uncertain times, but together we focused on digital ways of…

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Will We See NFTs in the Louvre and Prado?

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by INATBA Executive Director, Marc Taverner  Like most sectors, the art world (including galleries, collectors, and museums) is susceptible to foundational disruption. Unlike most sectors, it had yet to be significantly impacted by crypto and blockchain – until 2021. Now, every gatekeeper in the art world – from gallery owners to museum curators – need…

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MiCA & TOFR Concluded – Measuring INATBA’s Impact

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Finally, the world’s most impactful regulation on crypto assets is a reality! Over the past two years, INATBA has been active on the Markets in Crypto Asset Regulation (MiCA). This was arguably the most important regulation that the Finance WG has worked on during that time, since it is the first international regulatory regime that shall…

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INATBA Publishes Policy Notes on Decentralised Autonomous Organisations (Part 2 of 4)

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page INATBA is the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, with 170+ members dedicated to promoting global adoption of blockchain and DLT technologies by bridging the gap between policymakers and industry stakeholders for mutually beneficial conversations. INATBA has 6 Working Groups, each dedicated to a…

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INATBA Publishes a Joint Report with the European Commission on Blockchain Standardisation

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications, is committed to serving as a convener of critical conversations on global standards for blockchain and other DLT. Its Standards Committee, co-chaired by Ismael Arribas, Monique Bachner and Gilbert Verdian, works closely with global standards-setting bodies…

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INATBA Publishes Policy Notes on Decentralised Finance (Part 1 of 4)

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page INATBA is the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, with 170+ members dedicated to promoting global adoption of blockchain and DLT technologies by bridging the gap between policymakers and industry stakeholders for mutually beneficial conversations. INATBA has 6 Working Groups, each dedicated to a…

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Highlights from Blockchain for Social Impact Report

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Authored by the INATBA Social Impact Working Group, INATBA’s new report on blockchain for social impact analyses the role of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The Working Group is also launching the development of an impact measurement framework. Contact social-impact-wg-cochair@inatba.org to get involved.

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INATBA Publishes Report on Blockchain for Social Impact

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Blockchain for Social Impact UN SDGs

Find the report download form at the bottom of this page.  INATBA is the global convener of the blockchain ecosystem, with 170+ members dedicated to promoting global adoption of blockchain and DLT technologies by bridging the gap between policymakers and industry stakeholders for mutually beneficial conversations. INATBA has 15 different Working Groups and Committees, each…

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INATBA Policy Position on Market in Crypto-Assets (MiCA) Regulation

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Ahead of the announcement of a new MiCA and PRR-centered event series, INATBA is releasing its policy position on the two proposed regulations from the European Commission. These positions contain insights from INATBA’s 170+ members. The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Application (INATBA) welcomes the European Commission’s proposal for Markets in Crypto Assets (MiCA) Regulation;…

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INATBA Publishes Report on Climate Action and Governance with Climate Ledger Initiative

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INATBA is proud to announce the publication of its latest report on blockchain for climate action, co-produced with Climate Ledger Initiative. The findings of this report will be discussed in a 15 June roundtable event, register here.  Abstract: This report provides an overview of the most relevant governance challenges facing blockchain-based climate actions on the…

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INATBA Climate Action and Real Estate Working Groups Work with FIBREE to Publish Preliminary Report on Unique Object Identifiers (UOI)

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INATBA Education Working Group Publishes Report on Blockchain Education

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Historic First Edition of INATBA Awards Honours Blockchain Excellence with Groundbreaking NFT Awards

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Brussels, February 2, 2023 – The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) turned heads at the recent INATBA Awards Gala, taking place on January 31, 2023, in the heart of Brussels. It honoured the Top Contributors, Special Awards recipients, and Most Exciting Projects of 2023. INATBA made history by presenting the awards using cutting-edge Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs),…

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Vote For The Most Exciting Projects 2023 – INATBA AWARDS

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INATBA Awards look to acknowledge and celebrate projects across the globe that are making a positive impact using blockchain/distributed ledger technologies. The Award for the Most Exciting Project of 2023 will be awarded in five categories: DeFi, ReFi, Social Innovation, Education and Corporate Innovation.  Members of INATBA can vote for the winner in each category….

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Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype? Event Follow-Up

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INATBA hosted the first in a series of events on the topic of Metaverse, titled Blockchain & Metaverse: Why All the Hype?, exploring what opportunities as well as challenges and threats this new digital space brings. Attended by more than 120 representatives of the industry, public sector and the academia, the session was introduced by…

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INATBA’s European Parliament Event Recap: Are Crypto-Assets Different? – Ensuring Proportionality and Technological Neutrality in the AML Standards of the EU

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  INATBA, alongside the leadership of the Vice President of the Parliament, MEP Eva Kaili, hosted a debate in the Parliament which focused on the Travel Rule Requirements, otherwise known as the TFOFR. The participants of this event included:  Paul Tang, MEP, ECON Joana Neto, European Banking Authority Chris Brummer, Professor of Law, Georgetown University…

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This Week at INATBA: DeFi Event Series

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This Week at INATBA is a weekly series that highlights INATBA events, opportunities and announcements. This week, we invite you to join us for our upcoming DeFi event series.

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This Week at INATBA: Decentralised Identity Event

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Join our Identity Working Group for a debate discussion based on their Position Paper published in November.

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INATBA Hosts Event with Climate Ledger Initiative on Climate Action and the Governance Challenge

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On 3 November, INATBA hosted a roundtable discussion on Blockchain for Climate Action and the Governance Challenge to gain insights into governance challenges in blockchain applications for climate action.

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INATBA Hosts Lost in Translation: Culture and Language as a Barrier to Global Blockchain Infrastructure Roundtable

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In the third installment of our series on “Transacting Beyond Borders,” the INATBA Standards, Governance, and Interoperability Working Groups discussed the intercultural and multilingual barriers that standardisation communities must address when working across borders.

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INATBA Hosts Roundtable on CBDC, Stablecoins, and Seigniorage Shares

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The important and current topic of CBDCs and Stablecoins inspired INATBA’s Finance Working Group to invite multiple industry-leading stakeholders to the CBDC, Stablecoin and Seigniorage Shares roundtable held on 12 November 2020.

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INATBA Roundtable Highlights Need for European Investment in Blockchain

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INATBA recently convened an online discussion to raise awareness about the European Commission’s new blockchain and AI investment fund. The 100 million euro European Investment Fund (EIF) is now fully operational and has signed its first agreement with Fly Ventures Fund in Berlin.

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Historic First Edition of INATBA Awards Honours Blockchain Excellence with Groundbreaking NFT Awards

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Brussels, February 2, 2023 – The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) turned heads at the recent INATBA Awards Gala, taking place on January 31, 2023, in the heart of Brussels. It honoured the Top Contributors, Special Awards recipients, and Most Exciting Projects of 2023. INATBA made history by presenting the awards using cutting-edge Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs),…

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Vote For The Most Exciting Projects 2023 – INATBA AWARDS

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INATBA Awards look to acknowledge and celebrate projects across the globe that are making a positive impact using blockchain/distributed ledger technologies. The Award for the Most Exciting Project of 2023 will be awarded in five categories: DeFi, ReFi, Social Innovation, Education and Corporate Innovation.  Members of INATBA can vote for the winner in each category….

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The Blockchain for the UN charter values and the SDGs action plan 100+ (BC100+) Initiative Press Release

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BC100+ is a global initiative, under the High Patronage of H.E. Csaba Körösi, President of the 77th UN General Assembly, that aims to convene the blockchain ecosystem to the broader efforts of UN Agencies and global initiatives in support of the UN Charter values and the SDGs by mapping global Blockchain for Sustainability ecosystems.  BC100+…

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INATBA Welcomes the Financial Stability Board Recommendations on GSC and Crypto-Asset Activities and Markets

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INATBA welcomes FSB's Recommendations on GSC and Crypto-asset Activities and Markets.

The Financial Stability Board proposal covers all necessary risks found within crypto-asset activities that should be addressed at the moment, but additional risks and operations exist that do not threaten financial stability. Crypto-asset activities that fit the “Same Activities, Same Risks, Same Rules” principle should be held to the same regulatory standards, but operations that…

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INATBA Welcomes the General Approach Reached by the European Council on the Upcoming European Identity Framework and Wallet

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Brussels, December 14th – The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) welcomes the European Councils’ agreement on a shared position on the proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 to establish a framework for a European Digital Identity (eIDAS). We are glad to see that the legislative process is moving forward now,…

Read More

Peer-to-Peer Energy Trading Task Force Report

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Find the report download form at the bottom of this page The report tackles standardisation gaps around energy trading using distributed ledger technologies The Joint Task Force between the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) and the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P), a Task of the User-Centred Energy…

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CHAISE Blockchain Skills Strategy to Position the EU at the Forefront of Blockchain Innovation & Uptake

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The Sector Skills Alliance ‘CHAISE’ has released its European Blockchain Skills Strategy & Action Plan. This strategy is a key achievement of the CHAISE project, which has received funding under the Erasmus+ Programme to deliver Blockchain Skills for Europe, uphold the EU at the forefront of blockchain innovation and further increase the attractiveness of the…

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Unified Definition of Social Impact For the Blockchain Sector

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Common definitions provide the sector with a basis for a joint understanding. To do so in 2022 the SISWG, in cooperation with members of the GAB of INATBA, reviewed different social impact definitions and derived a social impact definition for the blockchain sector. We believe that a common definition of social impact is crucial to…

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Social Impact Model for Small and Medium-Size Blockchain Projects

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The SISWG of INATBA has been working on addressing some of the challenges highlighted in the report Blockchain for Social Impact published in September 2021. One of the main challenges encountered and presented in the report was the difficulties experienced by small and medium-sized projects when trying to showcase the impact of their actions. Understanding…

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INATBA Launches A Metaverse Task Force

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This initiative will address regulatory deficiencies in the Metaverse concerning privacy, custodianship, censorship, accessibility, and monopolisation. BRUSSELS, November 23, 2022 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) launching a joint Task Force focusing on the Metaverse Regulations The Metaverse is viewed as heralding a new age in the web experience, combining standard internet…

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