Catalonian Government to Develop Plan for Blockchain Technology Integration
Catalonia, an autonomous region in Spain, has had an illustrious history. And now, with the Government of Catalonia (The Generalitat de Catalunya) announcing recently that they plan to get involved in blockchain technology, it's another bold and exciting time for the Catalans, and it reflects their technology-friendliness. The official press release explains that the Catalans are in for a treat as the region's objective is developing and promoting bitcoin "with the aim of improving digital services to the public and promoting the potential of this technology between the Administration, companies and the citizen(s)." Because of the multiple new EU crypto regulations, the Government of Catalonia understands the growing need to move forward with its plans of implementing the tech across all public administration sectors by the end of the current year. This is undoubtedly great news for the region and its people.
With the aim of improving digital services to the public and promoting the potential of this technology between the Administration, companies and the citizen(s).
The people of Catalonia are always looking for ways to stand out and show their independent thinking. In fact, this is an elemental way of thought process for the people here. So, that's why the Department of Digital Policies of Catalonia has formed an interdepartmental working group involving people who have a fine grip on blockchain and cryptocurrency tech development and integration. This aims to further endorse "knowledge, training and the creation of talent in the field of blockchain" so that the local population can use this latest, undeniably ingenious invention to reach new high levels of economic growth.
Initiatives like BAES and Alastria are putting in tremendous efforts and doing enormous work to build semi-public infrastructures to promote the efficient adoption of blockchain technology within Europe.
Catalonia's need to assert itself in this field is especially necessary as Spain has already been introducing blockchain and crypto technology across a wide variety of its industries. As a matter of fact, the first global company to introduce blockchain technology for investor voting and international money transfers is Santander, an important bank in Spain. Earlier this year, in May, Barcelona Tech City also put out an announcement saying that it had successfully created a specialized area for blockchain tech development in an attempt to move cryptocurrency in the mainstream Spanish consciousness. The people of Catalonia may see themselves as an autonomous state of Spain, as they have for ages, but the truth is that they will always be thought of as one with the Spanish cryptocurrency economy and industry whether they like it or not. Experts do believe that this is not necessarily a bad thing for the industry and they only have everything to gain from this and nothing to lose.
As The Generalitat de Catalunya plans its best methods for blockchain technology integration, Spanish blockchain technological innovators, entrepreneurs and experts like Olyseum, DASH and Orvium only have positive things to say as they wait for the release for the next big thing in Catalonia. CEO and Co-founder of Orvium, Manuel Martin, said that in recent months, the companies in Spain and Catalonia have become increasingly active in the international blockchain ecosystem, and initiatives like BAES and Alastria are putting in tremendous efforts and doing enormous work to build semi-public infrastructures to promote the efficient adoption of blockchain technology within Europe. Concerning the news of Catalonia's intention to foster blockchain adoption within the administration, he believes that it is a big step forward in Spain for blockchain adoption as well as in recognizing the array of advantages it gives. If public bodies in Catalonia and Spain, like the CNMV (National Securities Market Commission), define a legal framework for ICOs and follow the trend set by institutions in other crypto hubs, they will be better positioned to fully unlock the huge potential of this technology. The crypto scene in EU has really been blowing up with the implementation of the technology in every nook and corner of the continent.
Knowledge, training and the creation of talent in the field of blockchain