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News article29 March 20225 min read

March 2022 Newsletter



Regulatory sandbox for blockchain and legal advise for EBSI production phase

The European Commission launches a call for tenders to contract a consortium to: 

  • facilicate and operate a pan-European regulatory sandbox for #blockchain,
  • provide comprehensive legal advice for the EBSI production phase

Closing date: May 10th, 2022

Read more here

Forecasting Framework for the Anticipation of Future Blockcahin Skill Needs 

The CHAISE team has developed a forecasting framework for the anticipation of furure Blockchain skill needs, and would like to ask blockchain stakeholders and practitioners to review and validate the key findings.

You are invited to participate in the validation process by responding to teh following survey.

This survey is repeated on an annual basis with the aim to a) validate the project’s forecasting results for Blockchain skills demand and supply and b) identify changes in skills requirements, as compared to the previous year, for the three main BC occupational profiles (Blockchain Architect, Blockchain Developer and Blockchain Manager).

Who should participate?
  • Organisations that have incorporated or plan to incorporate Blockchain/DLT in their operations and retain or need staff with relevant skills.

  • Sector representatives and social partners.

  • Academics and researchers.

  • Experienced IT professionals.

  • Tech journalists and field experts.

In all cases, survey participants should have a good understanding of Blockchain/DLT and be aware of internal (organisational) realities.

The survey is divided into clear subsections and will not require more than 15-20 minutes to complete.


Our team will soon publish the following reports:

A thematic report focused on Blockchain applications in the Energy Sector. This report, scheduled for publication in April 2022, covers an overview of blockchain technology in the energy sector. It examines standardisation activities, use cases in the sector, status of R&D and innovation, regulatory challenges and barriers as well as insights directly from the industry based on interviews with experts. The report provides policy and regulatory recommendations for the future development of blockchain applications in the energy sector.

A thematic report focused on Decentralised Finance (DeFi). The report is aimed to provide an overview of key definitions and DeFi fundamentals, while it provides details about the DeFi market size, the concepts of Decentralised Lending and Borrowing as well as Decentralised Exchanges and other notable DeFi Concepts. This report is scheduled for publication in April 2022.


The revision of the thematic report exploring the latest developments of the EU Blockchain Ecosystem. Covering 31 countries in Europe, this report will provide insights on trends and developments as regards regulations, education and training initiatives, and industry. It will be published in April 2022.

Latest publications

In February, the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum published its long awaited thematic report focused on Blockchain applications in the healthcare sector. The report covers challenges in the healthcare industry, examines regulatory, privacy and ethical implications and presents blockchain applications for healthcare data storage and transparency for the pharmaceutical and healthcare supply chain. The report includes a dedicated chapter exploring the role of blockchain applications for COVID‑19 pandemic management while expert interviews are also included to support our team’s research findings.

The report is available for reading and downloading here!

Stay tuned for more updates!

Past Events

EUBOF Workshop on Smart Contracts

Smart contracts are simply programs stored on a blockchain that run when predetermined conditions are met. They typically are used to automate the execution of an agreement so that all participants can be immediately certain of the outcome, without any intermediary’s involvement or time loss. They can also automate a workflow, triggering the next action after conditions are met.

The workshop was held on 10 March. More than 260 people registered and 200 participated.

The event aimed to:

  • Define and explain the notion of smart contracts.

  • Define and explain how smart contracts work.

  • Discuss the benefits of smart contracts.

  • Discuss applications and use cases.

The recording of the session is available on our YouTube Channel and the respective presentations are available in the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum Platform.

Upcoming Events

EUBOF, in collaboration with INATBA, is organising a webinar titled “Blockchain and Metaverse — why all the hype?” on 26 April (date to be confirmed). The aim for this event will be to:

  • Provide definitions on what is a metaverse.

  • Go through virtual worlds' examples and applications.

  • Discuss the future of metaverse.

  • Examine potential policy implications and make suggestions for the future.

The overall duration of the webinar will be about 2.5–3 hours.

Stay tuned for more information about the agenda and registration details!

Other Publications

Are you interested in finding out about the blockchain market characteristics? Read the Chaise project report titled “Study on Blockchain labour market characteristics” and check out the following:

Map of Blockchain E​ducation and Training 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 about 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.

Users will be able to trace relevant information on training and education offering based on specific criteria, including country, language, type of courses offered, type of certification, etc.

Visit our website and find out more!

Blockchain initiatives and projects in a map!

Are you aware of any blockchain related initiatives or projects in your country? Are you the owner of any initiative or project related to blockchain?

Provide the relevant information by simply filling in this form and put your project on the map! Initiatives include: startups, not-for-profit organisations, academic research, open source projects, consortium, government or corporate initiatives, foundations and other.

Find out more by visiting our website.


Feedback from the community is key to 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
29 March 2022