Blockchain Centre Vilnius launched on Saturday, January 27, to become Europe’s first Blockchain Centre and connect with partners in Australia and Asia.
Lithuania was selected to host the first European Blockchain Centre by the Australian and Asian blockchain community due to its political and economic stability, EU and eurozone membership, and favourable business and regulatory environment, according to the announcement. The three centres incubate and accelerate blockchain startups, while sharing information about new blockchain opportunities with both investors and businesses.
The public press release has announced hundreds of blockchain experts from Australia, China, Canada, UK, Belgium, Denmark, Georgia, Gibraltar, Ukraine, Israel and Latvia, who will talk about the future of blockchain. This event will also host representatives from the European Commission, the European Central Bank, the Lithuanian Government, world-renowned companies including; NASDAQ, NEM, Pillar Project, Qadre, and other enterprises that are already applying blockchain technology.
The Centre’s founder and member of the European Parliament, Antanas Guoga (in the industry also known as Tony G) said in the press release, “We are uniting an impressive team of investors, blockchain experts and mentors. Our centre is home to both well-developed and fast-growing blockchain projects with the ambition to expand to and from Europe, and the rest of the world."
Lithuania’s Minister of Economy, Virginijus Sinkevičius, and the event’s keynote speaker stated that, “there is growing recognition in Europe that Lithuania has gained an edge in financial and digital innovation.”
Cryptonews.com, which is also backed by Guoga, is a resident of the Centre.