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EVENT | 29 March 2019

Launch of the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications - INATBA

INATBA brings together industry, startups and SMEs, policy makers, international organisations, regulators, civil society and standard setting bodies to support blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) to be mainstreamed and scaled-up across multiple sectors. The official launch of INATBA takes place in Brussels on April 3.

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To unlock the full transformational potential and harness the benefits of blockchain and DLT for businesses, the public sector and society at large, INATBA aims to develop a framework that promotes public and private sector collaboration, regulatory convergence, legal predictability and ensures the system’s integrity and transparency.

Featured speakers

  • Mariya Gabriel- Commissioner for the Digital Economy and Society, European Commission: Full speech
  • Roberto Viola- Director General, Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Gerard de Graaf- Director, Digital Single Market, Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Digital Innovation and Blockchain, Directorate General of Communication, Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Harald Gruber, Head Digital Infrastructure, European Investment Bank
  • Jelena Madir, Director, Chief Counsel, Financial Law Unit, EBRD
  • Massamba Thioye, Manager, Regulatory Development Unit, Sustainable Development, UNFCCC 
  • Caroline Malcolm, Head Blockchain Policy Center, OECD
  • Bernhard Kowatsch, Head of Innovation Accelerator, UN World Food Programme

INATBA Board Members


  • Julie Maupin, IOTA - Germany
  • Nina-Luisa Siedler, thinkBlocktank - Luxembourg
  • Carlos Kuchkovsky, BBVA - Spain
  • Henry Rõigas, Guardtime - Estonia
  • Paco Garcia, CTO, Yoti - UK
  • Jacob Bansgaard ,ERTICO - Belgium
  • Nadia Filali, Caisse des Dépots - France
  • Maike Gericke, Scrypt Media - France
  • Kai Wagner, Jolocom - Germany
  • Fabian Friedrich, Blockchance UG, Germany


Event Coordination

  • INATBA Board Members
  • Lukas Repa, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Bjorn-Soren Gigler, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Margot 't Hart, DG CNECT, European Commission

More information


Join the Live Stream of the INATBA official launch event

Biographies of the panelists

Biographies of the board members

INATBA Founding Members

EU Actions on Blockchain

Blockchain Factsheet


Map / Location

Residence Palace, Polak Conference Room, Rue de la Loi 155, 1040 Bruxelles