A new group has been formed to promote research and support blockchain companies.
The Ticino Blockchain Technologies Association was founded with the participation of the University of Southern Switzerland, also known as Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), and the Southern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences and Arts (SUPSI).
The aim of the group is to support research and companies in the blockchain field and to promote academic studies of the technology.
Other founding members are Bitcoin.com, Copernicus Holdings, Eligma, Euronovate, Eventboost, the Pangea Blockchain Fund, the Poseidon Group, the Quadrans Foundation, StrongBlock.io, Superflat and the Swiss Blockchain Consortium.
“Blockchain is a controversial technology today. As with the advent of the internet, it is often said that this technology could change many things that directly affect a wide variety of sectors by enhancing improvements in supply chains, financial and payment systems, notarial firms and processes in trade and governments. These are time consuming processes that require research, new skills, training, investment, experimentation, and a change in mindset. “
The group’s growing interest in blockchain has led academic and private companies to consider creating a center of excellence for technology and promoting blockchain-focused startups and creating new skilled jobs.