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European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum


The European Union Blockchain Observatory and Forum (EBOF) has announced its recent activity via its January newsletter.

EBOF reports that it is currently working on several reports.

First, there is 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.”

Secondly, there is 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.”

Thirdly, there is 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.”

There was also advanced notice of a new publication, which is the next version of the “EU Blockchain Ecosystem developments – updated version,” which is planned for March 2022.

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