UCL CBT becomes a founding member of INATBA COVID Task Force

By April 17, 2020updates

The International Association for Trusted Blockchain Applications (INATBA), together with the European Commission and UCL  Centre for Blockchain Technologies, today launched a global initiative that convenes public and private entities committed to quickly activate blockchain solutions that address challenges caused by the COVID pandemic.

As a founding member of the INATBA COVID Task Force, the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies will provide its powerhouse of talent, expertise and knowledge to facilitate the adoption of emerging technological solutions to the monumental socio-economic challenges we are currently facing.

The INATBA COVID Task Force will convene key players in the global blockchain ecosystem to identify deployable technology solutions that address governmental, social and commercial challenges caused by COVID. Working on an expedited timetable, the Task Force will analyse, sort, package and present solutions to governments and organizations to deliver real value quickly.

The Task Force will build an industry-wide intelligence engine that identifies and catalogues all blockchain related solutions that can assist with the global challenge. The database will establish the state of readiness of each solution, identify any additional work required to make the solutions ready for market or fit to solve the identified issues. The process will include the ability to curate collaborations between technology providers to deliver the best solutions.

Paolo Tasca, Executive Director of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technologies, said that  centre will support the Task Force’s research and analysis of blockchain projects.

“What’s happening in Europe is a humanitarian crisis of cruel proportions that represent a critical threat to the health and well being of our community. This emergency urges all of us to collaborate to provide innovative solutions to the challenges and needs posed by this pandemic” Paolo Tasca said.

Find the full press release here.

Learn more about the Task Force here.