An EU agency focused on the interoperability of IT systems discussed blockchain during a recent industry event.
Eu-LISA, formed in 2013 to help members of the European Union share information across borders, held a roundtable on 8th June that saw the agency hear from a group of companies about their work on interoperability.
It's a subject that invoked blockchain and, while it seems like eu-LISA isn't doing much more than gathering information right now, it's a noteworthy development given the agency's role in connecting information systems across the EU.
The European Commission is actively funding research in this area, committing €500k in April to back a pilot project that creates a so-called 'observatory' through which officials and member state representatives can share information.
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