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Newsletter January 2022



Our team is currently working on:

  • A thematic report focused on Blockchain applications in the healthcare sector. The report, expected to be published by end of January 2022, 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 focusing on the role of blockchain applications for COVID-19 pandemic management while experts’ interviews are also included to support our teams’ research findings.
  • A thematic report focused on Blockchain applications in the Energy Sector. This report, expected to be published in early February 2022, covers an overview of blockchain technology in the energy sector, examining standardization 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 will be published by the end of February 2022.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Past Events

On the 16th of December, the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum with the support of INATBA and IOTA organised one more virtual workshop, focused on "Blockchain for Social Impact".

How does blockchain technology help promote SDGs? What are the blockchain applications currently supporting sustainability? Is there a way to stop climate change with the use of blockchain? These and many other questions were explored during the event, aiming to define how blockchain can be used to do good!


The workshop report and the recorded session are now available on the EU Blockchain Observatory and Forum platform.

The event presentations are available for download as well.

Upcoming EUBOF Publications

The next version of the “EU Blockchain Ecosystem developments – updated version” is planned to be published in March 2022.

Stay tuned for more updates!

Other Publications

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

Map of Blockchain Education 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 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.

Users will be able to trace down 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 putting your project in the map! Initiatives include: startups, non for profit organisations, academic research, open source projects, consortium, government or corporate initiatives, foundations and other. 

Find out more by visiting our website.


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Publication date
27 January 2022