Exactly one year ago, our Beltug Blockchain Task Force saw the light of day. Since then, this working group has been going full throttle: meeting every 6 weeks, exchanging ideas and questions.
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The group prepared a Position Paper (in French, Dutch and English) to inform our future government of the legislative hurdles to blockchain adoption. For Belgium to ensure its continuing competitivity, the public powers must take an active stand: ensuring the right competencies are available, keeping legislation up to date with modern technologies, and representing the needs of Belgian users (i.e. the industries) for European initiatives and policies.
Subgroup activities: Education & awareness, Barriers to adoption, Legal and Identity
As the group continues to grow (45 members and counting), four sub-groups were created to facilitate a collaborative and efficient approach to specific topics and actions, and to create content that will be made available to our members.
Take a look at what the subgroups have been accomplishing:
Alastria’s 'public-permissioned blockchain'
During the last meeting, the task force received an update on Alastria, the Spanish non-profit network/consortium that promotes the digital economy through the development of a national blockchain ecosystem. With smart buildings, smart factories, smart cars, smart homes and smart grids on the horizon, everything needs to be coordinated, to achieve a ‘Smart Decentralised Cyber-Physical Society’.
Alastria chose to build a 'public-permissioned blockchain' that combines the best of both worlds: the private consortiums on the one hand, and the public (non-permissioned) blockchains on the other.