Italy Unveils ‘High-Level Experts’ to Help Develop Its Official Blockchain Strategy
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The Italian government has published its list of 30 blockchain high-level experts to further its integration of the technology at state level, Cointelegraph Italy reported Dec. 27.
The result of a four-month hiring and consultation process, the group will work for free advising authorities how to create a “national strategy on distributed register and blockchain technologies.”
The project is being convened by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MSE).
“Emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and blockchain are intended to radically change our lives, the society in which we live and the economic and productive fabric of the country,” deputy prime minister and minister of economic development Luigi Di Maio said in September.
“Emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and blockchain, are bound to fundamentally change our lives, the society we live in and the economic fabric of our country.”
The participants all come from Italy and are involved in mostly domestic sectors. They include trade association Assobit co-founder Gian Luca Comandini, Italtel head of marketing portfolio Angiolini Giorgio and Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab board of directors member Marcella Atzori.
Italy has sought to extend its monitoring of cryptocurrency-related activities within its borders as well as associated phenomena such as blockchain.
Authorities have released multiple warnings against illegitimate actors in the crypto this month, warning the public to exercise caution.
Italy was also one of seven European Union member states that signed a declaration to promote blockchain use earlier this month.