Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development recently published a list of the 30 individuals that the Italian government has tasked with developing the country’s regulatory strategy with regards to distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cryptocurrencies. Among the individuals are alumni of the United Nations, the European Parliament, the European Commission, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
Italy Selects Group Tasked With Developing National DLT Strategy
The Italian government has named the 30 individuals it has sought to develop a national strategy pertaining to distributed ledger and related technologies.
The individuals include 10 members of the business community with relevant trade associations to DLT, 10 representatives of organizations, think-tanks and academia, and 10 representatives of trade unions and civil society, in addition to several representatives of the Ministry of Economic Development.
According to the ministry’s website, the group will be tasked with promoting DLT within the public sector, developing economic, political, and regulatory conditions suitable to fostering innovation in the DLT sector, and promoting the application of smart contracts.
The names include Angiolini Giorgio, current member of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group’s “UNINFO Blockchain and distributed management technologies” organization, Bruschi Francesco, “technical consultant for the Florence prosecutor’s office in the context of cryptocurrencies, Atzori Marcella, “Blockchain Expert” for the European Commission and the European Parliament, and Epifani Stefano, president of the Digital Transformation Institute and advisor for the United Nations.
DLT Policy Becomes “Fundamental Priority” for Italian Government
Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development announced its intention to assemble a group of DLT experts at the end of September. At the time, the ministry published a public notice for expressions of interest for “the development of the national strategy on technologies based on distributed registers and blockchain.”
The ministry then stated that it considers a deepening of Italy’s understating of distributed ledger technologies as a “fundamental priority,” in addition to increasing “public and private investments in this direction and technologies closely related to them.”
The other individuals named as part of the group are Belardi Tamara, Capaccioli Stefano, Chiriatti Massimo, Cirillo Monica, Comandini Gianluca, Conti Mauro, Damiani Ernesto, Di Nicola Vincenzo, Faini Fernanda, Gabriele Luigi, Giuliano Massimo, Giustozzi Lorenzo, Grottola Renato, Lecca Fabio, Lo Castro Aldo Peter, Mauri Giuseppe, Monaco Marco, Mosco Gian Domenico, Nastri Michele, Nava Gilberto, Pimpinella Martino Maurizio, Ricci Laura Emilia Maria, Sarzana Salvatore Fulvio, Savioli Massimo, Tenga Federico, and Vitale Marco.
On Dec. 4, Italy joined France, Spain, Malta, Cyprus, Portugal, and Spain in signing a joint declaration to promote blockchain technology in the southern European region.