Initiative will tackle standardisation gaps around energy trading using distributed ledger technologies

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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) and the Global Observatory on Peer-to-Peer, Community Self-Consumption and Transactive Energy Models (GO-P2P), an Annex of the User-Centred Energy Systems Technology Collaboration Programme by the International Energy Agency, are launching a joint Task Force focusing on the use of distributed ledger technologies (DLTs) in energy trading business models.

Peer-2-peer (P2P) energy trading models have the potential to transform the energy grid. P2P energy trading can enable anyone to produce and sell energy to their peers, thus disrupting the traditionally centralised and heavily regulated energy sector. …


By Marc Taverner, Executive Director of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA)

Read the entire Digital Finance proposal from the European Commission here.

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Earlier this month, Beijing announced to the world that they were testing their digital yuan with an audience of a dizzying 400 million people across major cities, including Shanghai and Hong Kong. Not to be outdone, the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston also announced it was researching (with MIT) the applications of a central bank digital currency.

These dual announcements gripped the blockchain community, and rightfully so. Chris Larsen, the co-founder of INATBA-member company Ripple, called it a “tech cold war” between these two superpowers — a technological battle for the ongoing competition to unseat the U.S. …


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INATBA recently convened an online discussion to raise awareness about the European Commission’s new blockchain and AI investment fund. The 100 million euro European Investment Fund (EIF) is now fully operational and has signed its first agreement with Fly Ventures Fund in Berlin.

Participants in the virtual dialogue outlined the clear need for Europe to increase investment in strategic, future-oriented technologies like AI and blockchain in ways that will help build the sector and increase mainstream adoption of the technologies.

The United States has invested between $23 billion and $25 billion, and Asia has invested between $12 billion and $16…


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John Dean Markunas with INATBA

Global experts in real estate and land registries joined an INTBA-led roundtable Thursday to discuss the many ways that blockchain technology is impacting the industry and how it will affect the sector’s growth in the near future.

“I always say that blockchain is not a revolution, it’s an evolution. But when will blockchain for land registries reach that mass adoption?” asked John Dean Markunas, chairman of the INATBA Real Estate Working Group subgroup on land registries.

Mariam Turashvili, head of project management at the National Agency of Public Registry in the Republic of Georgia, helped implemented a blockchain-based registry in…


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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) brought together global thought leaders in education and blockchain Thursday to discuss how the emerging technology can best improve academic institutions around the world, fostering partnerships between the private and public sectors.

“How can we best deliver blockchain to education?” asked moderator Margherita Leder, chair of the INATBA Education Working Group. “What are the newest and best ways to deliver that the technology can deliver to help ensure improvement to education systems and services?”

Filippo Zatti, a professor with the Università degli Studi di Firenze, said the three main features of blockchain…


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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA) on Thursday convened global leaders on standards, governance and interoperability for a thoughtful series of online discussions about how the blockchain and DLT ecosystem can collaborate more productively, deliver greater value and hasten mainstream adoption of the technology.

The virtual event, “Transacting Beyond Borders — Building a Global Blockchain Infrastructure,” was hosted by the INATBA Standards Committee and Governance and Interoperability Working Groups.

“Why do we need interoperability?” asked Virginia Cram Martos, CEO of Triangularity and a domain coordinator for the United Nations Center for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business. She spoke…


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Please join us Thursday for a series of thoughtful online discussions, proudly hosted by the INATBA Standards Committee and Governance and Interoperability Working Groups

DATE: Thursday May 28, 2020

TIME: 9:30am — 4:15pm CEST (Two Sessions)

To join us, please register here.

FULL AGENDA

· Welcome & Opening: 9:30am-10am CEST

o Ismael Arribas

o Marianna Belotti

o Marc Taverner, executive director of INATBA

o Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Innovation & Blockchain, European Commission.

SESSION 1 (10am-1pm CEST)

Discussion: Government strategies and policies for interoperability governance

Moderators: Ad Kroft and Monique Bachner (INATBA)

Description: This session will explore the…


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The INATBA COVID Task Force on Tuesday convened a virtual roundtable during which Canadian government officials shared insights on blockchain solutions to the challenges the nation faces in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In his presentation, Pirth Singh, Senior Director of Digital Policy & Innovation, Innovation, Science and Economic Development, said COVID-19 has brought to light the risks of relying on in-person and paper-based processes to conduct transactions.

“Governments and organizations that rely largely on these processes have been either unable to or delayed in delivering services,” said Singh. …


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Group Will Identify Blockchain Solutions to Address Challenges Caused by Pandemic

BRUSSELS, April 16, 2020 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), together with the European Commission and University College London — Centre for Blockchain Technologies, today launched a global initiative that convenes public and private entities committed to quickly activate blockchain solutions that address challenges caused by the COVID pandemic.

The INATBA COVID Task Force will convene key players in the global blockchain ecosystem to identify deployable technology solutions that address governmental, social and commercial challenges caused by COVID. …


Group Will Identify Blockchain Solutions to Address Challenges Caused by Pandemic

BRUSSELS, April 16, 2020 — The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), together with the European Commission and University College London — Centre for Blockchain Technologies, today launched a global initiative that convenes public and private entities committed to quickly activate blockchain solutions that address challenges caused by the COVID pandemic.

The INATBA COVID Task Force will convene key players in the global blockchain ecosystem to identify deployable technology solutions that address governmental, social and commercial challenges caused by COVID. …

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The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications allows DLT users to interact with regulators and policymakers to increase blockchain adoption.

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