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New steps in the development of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI)

The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) is a blockchain based infrastructure currently piloted in cooperation with the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP), consisting of the EU 27 Member States, Liechtenstein and Norway. Participation of service providers on the EBSI blockchain network is conditional upon admission by the EBP.

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European Commission

A new website and new visual identity for the EBSI

Information on the EBSI initiative has been reviewed to improve visibility and facilitate further engagement of users and contributors to the infrastructure and its use cases. All stakeholders are invited to get information on the EBSI, the early adopter programme and other actions or updates that will be presented through the new web site.

Calls for proposals

On 22 February, the European Commission opened the second set of calls for proposals under the Digital Europe Programme. This includes support to the EBSI for both the deployment of its nodes and their operation, as well as for use cases.

In addition, the call aims to strengthen European contributions in blockchain standardization and to reinforce the link of those activities with the EBSI.

See further information on the “EC funding and tender opportunities” portal and access directly the EBSI call text.

Commission adopts decision to license European Blockchain Services Infrastructure software as open source

The European Commission previously adopted a formal Decision to open accessibility to software for connecting to the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI).

This paves the way to increase innovation as EBSI moves form pre-production into production in 2022.

The decision to make EBSI software available for licensing under European Union Public Licence | European Commission (europa.eu) is an example of how the European Commission is not only using, but contributing to the open source community thereby growing the ecosystem around EBSI.

The potential users of EBSI software are other public sector administrations and its service providers, including private companies.