Italian Parliament Approves Bill Defining Distributed Ledger Tech, Blockchain Terms

The Italian House of Representatives approved a bill that defines distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain

The Italian House of Representatives has approved a bill defining distributed ledger technologies (DLT) such as blockchain, Cointelegraph Italy reported on Feb. 7.

With 275 votes in favor, 206 against and 27 abstentions, the bill dubbed “Semplificazioni” has moved forward. The Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale will now define the technical criteria that smart contracts will have to comply with in order to have legal validity.

Maria Laura Mantovani, a member of the Italian Parliament in the Movimento 5 Stelle party, told Cointelegraph Italy that a favorable use case for blockchain is its application in online voting.

However, Mantovani noted that there are not projects in place to implement such systems. According to her, the M5S party is currently looking for researchers able to prove the…

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2019-02-08 14:10:00

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