Brussels Launches Blockchain Node

eu continental blockchain project launches first node feb 2020

The first node within a European network of 30 distributed blockchain nodes has been launched in Belgium this February 12th. Belnet and Smals, both Belgian software companies, have been working together to build the Belgian component of this European blockchain project with Belnet stating: “The first Belgian node was set up by Belnet and has been in full working order since 12 February. This makes our country the very first to do so within this European project. A second Belgian node is being prepared by Smals. Other bodies from various European member states will follow in the coming weeks to create a network of 30 distributed blockchain nodes throughout Europe. Together, these will be the foundation with which to provide cross-border digital services based on blockchain technology.” The European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI) is a joint initiative from the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) to deliver EU-wide…

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