The Italian government has announced that 30 blockchain experts will help integrate the technology at the state level.
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.