Blockchain is a digital, distributed ledger of transactions or records, in which the ledger stores the information or data and exists across multiple participants in a peer-to-peer network. Distributed ledgers technology allows new transactions to be added to an existing chain of transactions using a secure, digital or cryptographic signature. Blockchain protocols aggregate, validate, and relay transactions within the blockchain network. Blockchain technology allows the data to exist on a network of instances or "nodes," allowing for copies of the ledger to exist rather than being managed in one centralized instance.
In May 2021, the Advanced Technology for Industry project (ATI) published its Sectoral Watch titled ”Technological trends in the financial s
In April 2021, the Advanced Technologies for Industry (ATI) project published its Technology Watch report “Technology Focus on Blockchain”.
On the 16th of September 2020, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, gave a speech at the European Parliament Plena