The European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) is considered to be a vehicle for cooperation amongst Member States to exchange experience and expertise in technical, policy making and regulatory fields and prepare for the launch of EU-wide Blockchain applications across the Digital Single Market for the benefit of the public and private sector. The Partnership was founded in April 2018 with 22 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, Greece, Romania) signing a Declaration on its establishment.
To contribute to the creation of an enabling environment, the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) have initiated the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI), a joint project which will be materialized as a network of distributed nodes across Europe, leveraging a increasing number of applications focused on specific use cases.
For their expertise, AceBlock experts have been invited to participate in EBSI Core Service Team and therefore advise on the use of appropriate blockchain technologies and selection of other crucial technical parameters that will ensure such system is safe, reliable and scalable.
For 2019, four use cases have been selected to be further developed, meaning the delivery of prototype applications on the EBSI blockchain is expected by 2020. These are:
Our experts are also involved in EBSI workgroup for Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (SSIF), a body dedicated to implementing a generic Self-Sovereign Identity capability, allowing users to create and control their own identity across borders without relying on centralized authorities.
We are very proud and honored to participate in a project of this scale and complexity that will standardize the use of blockchain technology and give European companies the tools and guidance to build better, faster and safer services for our citizens. We will keep you updated.