Non-profit organization Barcelona Tech City, which aims to position Barcelona as one of the main international technology centres, in July, plans to open a special center with an area of 400 square meters, where it will develop solutions based on blockchain technology.
According to local media, citing unnamed sources, his needs will be allocated a building close to open in 2016 Pier01 center, where more than a thousand experts from different startups working on the digitalization of the ecosystem of the city. There will be located the office of the blockchain Alastria consortium, which includes more than 150 organizations and companies, including Spanish banks, telekommunikacionnye network and universities.
We will remind, in February it became known that the popular party of the current Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy (Mariano Rajoy) is preparing legislation that provides tax incentives for companies using blockchain technology. In April a local Bank Santander confirmed the launch of a new international payment service Santander Pay One FX, created on the basis xCurrent — decision submitted blockchain startup Ripple. In addition, one of the largest banks BBVA of Spain the world’s first fully translated the process of obtaining loans for the blockchain.