Skip to main content
EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum
News article17 February 20213 min read

February 2021 Newsletter of the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum

February Newsletter


Our report on the EU Blockchain ecosystem developments, published in November 2020, was one of the first consolidated reports presenting the state of play in blockchain in the EU Member States.

Our next workshop, scheduled for the 2nd of March 2021, will present the key findings of the first thematic report published by the new EU Blockchain Observatory and will discuss with policy, academia, research and industry representatives on how they perceive the key findings.

The workshop discussion panels will be featured by representatives from the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP), INATBA and many more. Join the discussion and contribute your own views and perceptions on the EU Blockchain ecosystem!

Click hereto view the event tentative agenda!

Visit the event page and register to find out more!

INATBA series of events - DeFi Vs. Regulation: The Future of Finance

This event series looks at one of the fastest-growing topics in the Finance sector: Decentralized Finance, or DeFi.

Aiming to share diverse perspectives on DeFi's risks and rewards, as well as how they will be impacted by current or future or regulation, the speakers' list includes DAOs, regulators and governance experts.

The event series will take place across three sessions in February. By registering on this page, you will be signed up for all sessions but can choose which to attend.

The dates of the events are February 16 and February 23.

For special requests, contact xenofon [dot] kontourisatinatba [dot] org 


Previous events

Our workshop on "Markets on Crypto-Assets (MiCA) regulation" took place on the 19th of January. With more than 200 participants, the workshop brough together academics, policy regulators and the industry, to discuss what is the future of crypto assets in Europe and beyond. Check out the recording of the event session on our YouTube channel as well as the event presentations and the event summary report.


  • Our second Trends’ report was published in January 2021.
  • The next thematic report focusing on Blockchain Energy Efficiency is expected in the end of March 2021.
  • The extended thematic report focusing on Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Digital Euro is expected to be published in early May 2021.


EUBOF2.0 Expert Panel: list of experts announced

We are happy to announce the full list of the members of the Expert Panel that will accompany the European Blockchain Observatory in its quest to strengthen the European blockchain ecosystem.

The Expert Panel will provide input to the Observatory's trend and thematic reports, workshops and other activities, bringing their unique expertise in technical, legal and practitioners' and academic aspects of the technology. The first edition of the Observatory gatehred a cross-cutting group of experts and in its renewal, we want to maintain this tradition. Some experts of the previous edition remain a part of the Panel, but many new members joined as well, bringing knowledge of several technologies, industries, regions and blockchain applications. The experts were selected baring in mind, their expertise, gender and geographical balance, and we are honoured to have such high-level members.

Throughout this project we will involve experts to advise us on how we can best strenghten the EU Blockchain community, convey relevant information and create new synergies. This engagement will last for an initial period of one year and we might add more experts to the grop, as we leave the application process open. 

We will revisit the applications every two months (end of February, April, June, etc) to potentially invite new experts with unique expertise in a particular domain.

Thank you to everyone who sent their application, we carefully considered each one of them. We tried to select those that intersect with focus areas of this edition of the Observatory and so help strengthen Europe's position as a gloabal leader in this transformative new technology.

The full list of expers is available here.


Inputs from the community have a major role in shaping these publications. Conversations are happening every day between the members of the community.

Register today! Become part of the conversation. Stay in the loop. Make connections and share knowledge, tips and ideas.


Publication date
17 February 2021