More than 20 EU countries signed a declaration on the European partnership in the field of blockchain technologies. This is reported by RIA News with reference to the press service of the European Commission.
The project participants intend to exchange experience and knowledge in the technical and regulatory sphere, to prepare the launch of unified applications for the EU using distributed ledger technology for the public and private sectors.
In order to take advantage of the opportunities of blockchain technologies and to avoid a fragmented approach, the participants of this declaration agree to cooperate in the creation of a European partnership for the development of the blockchain infrastructure that will help to improve trustworthy and user-oriented digital services within a single market.
The agreement provides that the first cross-border actions should begin by the end of 2019.
Earlier it was reported that the European Commission intends to invest about 300 million euros in projects that support the use of blockchain technology.