Within the European Blockchain Partnership, the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics (ICI Bucharest) has activated the first EBSI node in our country. EBSI is the first blockchain infrastructure in the European Union, managed by the European Commission and partner Member States, an initiative developed by the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) and materialized through a network of Nodes distributed in Europe.
The accumulated experience led to the development of the National Infrastructure of Distributed Technologies project (National Blockchain Network - NBN), a project conceived by ICI Bucharest and approved by the Secretariat - General of the Government.
The role of this infrastructure is a multi-institutional approach, where collaborating organizations will be able to address research, development, and implementation of essential solutions/services issues at the national level for state authorities, for the legislative and legal framework, and to promote innovation in various fields of activity for the Romanian industry and start-ups.
Today, May 3rd, 2022, the first meeting of potential node operators within public institutions, administrative-territorial units, research institutes, and universities took place. The concept and main directions of the project were presented, the operationalization being about to begin.
The technology behind the implementation of the platform is blockchain, which permanently ensures the traceability, authenticity, and validity of digital assets trading and monitoring.
As a single point of contact, all these digital components will have the National Institute for Research and Development in Informatics - ICI Bucharest, which will develop, operationalize, and manage them together with other stakeholders.