Slovenia seeks to become a leading blockchain destination in EU
The government of Slovenia aims to position the country as the leading blockchain destination in the European Union.
In fact, the Prime Minister Miro Cerar, during the Digital Slovenia 2020 gathering stated “The regulatory bodies and ministries are already studying blockchain, and the state is participating in activities at European level in the area of the introduction and regulation of this technology. We are also already laying the foundations for the initial pilot testing of the technology in the state administration.”
The prime minister emphasized the importance of blockchain adoption, and the efforts the government has been undertaking in looking at administrative applications of blockchain.
Furthermore, he highlighted the new government-backed think tank that is focused on blockchain tech. It mediates between blockchain developers, industry stakeholders and the Slovenian government, and coordinates with various companies to create educational materials on the technology. New blockchain related regulations will be developed, especially that the Ministry of Public Administration is formally supporting the effort.
Slovenia is vigorously working towards the advancement of blockchain, as Cerar explained "Slovenia as a whole is therefore setting itself up as a blockchain-friendly destination, and to that end it is establishing the pillars of a national blockchain ecosystem in the area of the transfer and spread of information, the adoption of legal regulations and the promotion of a supportive environment for the development of companies working in the area of blockchain technology.”