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EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum
News article10 March 20212 min read

March 2021 Newsletter

March newsletter


Map of training & educational initiatives

We are proud to present our new website functionality, offering a mapping of existing Blockchain training and educational initiatives in Europe and the world!

We invite all organisations offering such training or educational programmes, to provide information on their initiatives by completing a simple online form. All entries will be reviewed by our team in terms of relevance and completeness of information and will then be made available on the map.

The map will allow users to search the content based on specific criteria including country, language, type of initiative, etc.


Our next workshop, to take place in April 2021 (date to be confirmed) aims at discussing energy efficiency of blockchain technologies. 

The workshop will

  • discuss and compare consensus protocols, 
  • explore cryptocurrency mining 
  • analyse the energy resources used for mining operations and examine their profitability
  • review and assess bitcoin consumption indexes
  • compare performance of various blockchains
  • discuss scalability and performance considerations.

More information to be announced soon. Join us and contribute to the discussion!

Previous Events

Our workshop on "The EU Blockchain Ecosystem developments" took place on the 2nd of March. With more than 300 participants, the workshop brought together representatives from the industry, academia, research and policy to discuss trends, drivers and obstacles faced by the EU Blockchain ecosystem, taking on board factors both at EU and Member State level.

Check out the recording of the event in our YouTube Channel and see the presentations on our website!

Noteworthy events & publications

Upcoming EUBOF publications

  • Our third Trends report is expected to be published by the end of March 2021 providing latest new and updates on market, technology and regulatory developments.

  • The next thematic report focusing on Blockchain Energy Efficiency is expected in early April 2021.

  • The extended thematic report focusing on Central Bank Digital Currencies and the Digital Euro is expected to be published in May 2021.


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
10 March 2021