Bulgaria showcases European blockchain infrastructure for services – Novinite.com

blockchain technologies allow us to increase trust in institutions, but for this we must first digitize the relevant processes, and then – include block chain as an additional layer, adding security and traceability. These are some of the conclusions of the first conference of its kind in Bulgariablockchain and the future of the public services“. It took place on May 12 in Sofia and was organized by the French Embassy in Sofia as part of the initiatives linked to the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The co-organizers are the Startup Factory Association and the French Institute of Sofia.

The event focused on the implementation of the European strategy blockchain Services Infrastructure (called EBSI) which has already started in our country. The infrastructure will allow citizens to Bulgaria publicly use services cheaper, faster and easier. He will also do a number of services such as credential verification, document tracking, and others that are cheaper and more readily available. Bulgaria already maintains a “knot” of Europe block chain infrastructure and in the coming months, the first tools and applications will be available and can be used by Bulgarian citizens and the administration for more efficient cross-border public services.

Instead of going through slow and expensive processes of translation, apostille, legalization, we will be able to store our diploma in our digital portfolio and allow its verification on a block chain when you apply for a job or a university in another member country“, said Emiliyan Enev, co-organizer of the event and co-founder of the Bulgarian association block chain Recheck company.

An important aspect is the European personal digital wallet project, which should be implemented in the next few years. This will allow us to fully control important certification documents such as driver’s license, diploma, certificates and decide how and to whom to give access to them.

Among the topics discussed at the conference were the prospects for the implementation of block chain in the establishments of Bulgariaas the last stage of digitization, the gradual formation of digital identity by creating traces of all our actions on the Internet and the level of readiness of the systems of state institutions to block chain integration as a tool for data verification and transparency for the management of public resources. According to the participants in the event, this opening Technology can also help citizens regain control of their personal data.

The conference was opened by HE Florence Robine – Ambassador of France in Bulgariawho underlined the need to find a balance between the total absence of block chain regulation and over-regulation. E-Government Minister Bozhidar Bojanov, for his part, said that this Technology can be used as a tool to increase trust in institutions.

The forum was also attended by MEP Eva Maydell, Head of the European Commission in Bulgaria Cvetan Kyulanov, representatives of national and international institutions, NGOs and companies. Rayna Stamboliyska, an internationally renowned expert, researcher, consultant and author in the fields of cybersecurity and ethical hacking, presented her experience and shared information on successful implementation block chain projects around the world.

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