The Italian government brings together 30 experts to build a national blockchain strategy
The Italian Ministry of Economic Development has gathered 30 experts in an attempt to strengthen the country's blockchain strategy, reported CoinDesk.
In September, the ministry had launched a call for the selection of up to 30 members of a group of experts for the drafting of a national strategy on DLP and blockchain technologies.
"Emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain will shape our lives, the society in which we live and the economic and productive approach of our country, we have to choose our part …", said the minister Luigi Di Maio at the time.
The government has now revealed the names of the experts who have been selected. The list includes Angiolini Giorgio, head of the marketing portfolio at an Italtel telecommunications company and also a member of the blockchain group of UN INFO; Giustozzi Lorenzo, President of the Blockchain Edu Association; Monaco Marco, leader of the blockchain competence center of PWC Italia; Pimpinella Martino Maurizio, president of the Italian Association of payment service providers; and a number of blockchain company executives, university researchers, lawyers, and others.
According to the official version, the first meeting of selected experts will be held in January 2019. Once drafted, the national strategies of Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain will be subjected to public consultation.
"I thank all those who have expressed their availability and I am sure that together with the selected experts we will be able to build crucial strategies for the development of our country in the name of innovation," Di Maio said.
In February, the European Commission launched the Observatory and the EU Blockchain Forum to enhance blockchain activities in the region. Later in April, he announced that 22 member countries have signed a declaration on the establishment of a European Blockchain Partnership (EBP).