Brussels, 30 June 2021 – VC Hub Italia and INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications), are joining forces with an MoU with the goal of contributing to knowledge sharing on the development of the global blockchain industry.
VC Hub Italia is a non-profit organisation that works to promote the development of venture capital and startups in Italy, raising awareness among private and public stakeholders on the specific characteristics of this asset class and its important role in the economic and social growth of the country.
INATBA (International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications) brings together industry, startups and SMEs, policymakers, international organisations, regulators, civil society and standard-setting bodies to support blockchain and DLT to be mainstreamed and scaled-up across multiple sectors. Furthermore, INATBA promotes the usage of blockchain technology by developing transparent and trust-based global frameworks across several sectors including privacy, identity, governance, supply chain, and more.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Director General of VC Hub Italia Francesco Cerutti noted: “Working with INATBA will allow us to further the development of innovation in startups and VCs in Italy by building relationships with international organisations via INATBA’s global membership body and participating in bilateral engagement with government stakeholders worldwide.”
INATBA Executive Director Marc Taverner added: “We are looking forward to our work with VC Hub Italia to continue the development of the blockchain sector in Europe and around the world. VC Hub Italia has a unique insight on the development of Italian policy, and we look forward to welcoming its members to our international platform.”
This memorandum intends to establish a mutually beneficial collaboration between VC Hub Italia and INATBA by ensuring knowledge sharing around similar organisational goals. On the one hand, INATBA’s work in the blockchain industry can represent a valuable opportunity for VC Hub Italia members to learn more about global policy work around innovative technology, while on the other hand, VC Hub can deepen INATBA’s understanding of the policy landscape within Italy and how Italian startups and VCs can contribute to DLT development. The two organisations will also collaborate on internationally-focused reports, outputs, events and other projects that reflect their aligned interests.
About VC Hub Italia
VC Hub Italia is a non-profit association that represents investors, startups and innovative SMEs active in the Italian ecosystem. Specifically, VC Hub Italia builds and maintains institutional relations to support VC and startup activities in Italy; produces content that disseminates information about the most important sector initiatives; encourages exchange of knowledge and experiences between innovation actors, including VCs, entrepreneurs and freelancers active in the innovation sphere;and analyses and disseminates trends and developments that may affect the Italian innovation sector. To learn more, visit www.vchub.it
INATBA is the leading convener in the global blockchain ecosystem, offering developers, companies, and users of blockchain/distributed ledger technology a forum to interact with regulators and policymakers and bring blockchain technology to its next stage. INATBA currently has 167+ active nonprofit and enterprise members and is advised by more than 40 academic institutions and 23 governmental organisations and agencies from 15 countries across Europe, North America, Africa, and Asia. INATBA often issues research and commentary on blockchain regulation and policy from its 14 workgroups spanning finance, governance, education, healthcare, identity, climate action, and more. The mission of INATBA is to develop transparent and inclusive governance and cooperation models for blockchain applications, to inform policy and regulatory measures that may contribute to harnessing the many opportunities of blockchain through a close dialogue with policy-makers and regulators, and promote regulatory convergence that drives potential impacts for society and the economy from these technologies. To learn more, visit www.inatba.org