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News article10 March 20221 min read

INATBA Publishes a Joint Report with the European Commission on Blockchain Standardisation

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INATBA, the International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications, is committed to serving as a convener of critical conversations on global standards for blockchain and other DLT. Its Standards Committee, co-chaired by Ismael Arribas, Monique Bachner and Gilbert Verdian, works closely with global standards-setting bodies to educate INATBA Members about the critical role of standards and how they can be involved in international efforts.

The Standards Committee has hosted numerous roundtables on this topic, including a virtual event on the role of linguistic and cultural barriers in developing global blockchain infrastructure.

To continue these activities, INATBA and the European Commission hosted an online webinar, “Joining Forces for Blockchain Standardisation 2021.” The event convened standards-setting and technical specification bodies such as ISO, IEC, ITU-T, CEN/CENELEC, ETSI, IEEE, and regional bodies like EBP/EBSI, LACChain and national authorities from countries including Japan, India, Korea, USA, Brazil for a day-long workshop. The event consisted of presentations and panels to discuss progress made, ongoing challenges, and collaboration opportunities. The workshop served as a starting point for 2022 thematic discussions related to Smart Contracts, Identity, Governance, Interoperability and CBDC/crypto assets. The key take-aways were several-fold, mainly to ensure:

  • Interoperability.
  • Safety and stability.
  • Localisation of conformity in the different regions.
  • Inclusivity.
  • Incentives and public support for the participation of relevant experts and under-represented stakeholders.
  • The right model of governance.

Read more and get the report here!


Publication date
10 March 2022