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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Italian government will provide $46 million in subsidies for blockchain projects

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The Ministry of Economic Development of Italy has introduced that sure blockchain projects will qualify to use for as much as $46 million in government subsidies ranging from September.

In a Tuesday announcement, the Ministry said corporations and public or non-public analysis corporations will have the ability to apply for funding from the government for the event of projects associated to synthetic intelligence, the Internet of Things and blockchain know-how. The fund will have an preliminary funds of 45 million euros — roughly $46 million on the time of publication — for bills and prices from 500 thousand (price $512,150) to 2 million euros ($2,048,600) as a part of the Italian government’s targets for investments in know-how, analysis and innovation.

“We support companies’ investments in cutting-edge technologies with the aim of encouraging the modernization of production systems through management models that are increasingly interconnected, efficient, secure and fast,” mentioned Minister of Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti. “The goal of competitiveness requires the manufacturing industry to constantly innovate and use the potential of new technologies.”

The government directive was made attainable by a decree in December 2021 establishing standards for utilizing the fund and a subsequent one in June 2022 in which the Ministry set the phrases and circumstances for submitting functions. According to the decree, corporations of any dimension will be eligible to use for subsidies supplied the funds will be used for IoT, AI or blockchain in sectors together with business and manufacturing, tourism, well being, the surroundings and aerospace.

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A member of the European Union, Italy would doubtless be affected by latest rules agreed upon by the EU Parliament aiming to bring crypto issuers and repair suppliers inside its jurisdictional management below a single regulatory framework. The nation’s securities regulator, the Italian Companies and Exchange Commission, or CONSOB, has beforehand warned residents in regards to the attainable dangers of crypto investments, whereas the Organismo Agenti e Mediatori is essentially accountable for granting regulatory approval for crypto service suppliers — in May, the regulator gave the inexperienced mild to main crypto alternate Binance to open a department in Italy.