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Commission seeks to foster blockchain

European Commission Vice-President Ansip – in response to a written parliamentary question – has stated the Commission is planning to grow its support for blockchain projects through the expansion of existing projects, and to work more closely with the European Parliament on future blockchain events. In addition, the Commission has announced that a Blockhain conference will take place in May.

Congress sets out to better inform lawmakers on blockchain

Lawmakers in the US have agreed to launch a bipartisan Congressional blockchain Caucus dedicated to β€œthe advancement of sound public policy toward blockchain-based technologies and digital currencies.” The Caucus will seek to help inform policymakers decisions, and to make smart regulatory decisions regarding issues arising out of blockchain technologies.