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How Do SMEs In Europe Deploy Blockchain And Distributed Ledger Technologies?

Early insight and assessment around this new technology to guide SMEs and investors. Blockchain technology and other Distributed Ledger Technologies (BDLT) possess several unique attributes that have a potential to disrupt many industries and their respective markets. The innovative aspects of this new technology concern particularly the ability to record and share information between parties …

New Report Guides Public Authorities On Implementing Match-funding with Crowdfunding

24 June 2021 – Brussels, Belgium – EUROCROWD publishes today the second report on how to manage the use of European Structural and Investment Funds in combination with crowdfunding: Scaling Up Partnerships: A Blueprint For the Implementation Of Match-Funding Schemes Between Public Authorities and Crowdfunding Platforms. The findings showcase that over the last three years, …

Challenges and progress in 2020, 3rd “Capital Markets Union Key Performance Indicators”

Brussels, 28 October 2020. The third edition of the “Capital Markets Union Key Performance Indicators” report has been published. It tracks how individual member states have progressed on key metrics such as access to finance, levels of bank lending, transition to sustainable finance and a supportive fintech environment.  As previous editions, the collaborative report was …

Analysis of current European Blockchain regulation, October 2020

Brussels, 6 October 2020 – The European Crowdfunding Network is happy to publish the study ANALYSIS OF CURRENT EUROPEAN BLOCKCHAIN REGULATION – An analysis of EU Legal Framework, including standards, policies and directives, specifically governing or related to DLT / blockchain solutions and applications. Within the framework of Blockpool, the European Crowdfunding Network (ECN) engaged Dentons Europe to provide relevant …

Italian Strategic Group: Training activities report 2019-2020

The European Crowdfunding Network (EUROCROWD) together with members of its Italian Strategic Group (ISG) proudly presents its first activity report for the period January 2019 to June 2020: the ISG – Training activities Report 2019-2020. Following the establishment of the ISG in January 2019, the report provides a detailed overview of events, training sessions, and publications delivered over the …

New Report: Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities (July 2020)

Brussels, July 2020. The European Crowdfunding Network AISBL and the European Investment Bank, Financial Instruments Advisory Division have co-authored a new guide for Managing Authorities: Crowdfunding and ESF opportunities: future perspectives for managing authorities (July 2020). The manual is published by fi-compass, an advisory and guidance platform set-up by the European Commission and the European Investment Bank to support Member …

EUROCROWD supports crowdfunding for housing transition study with guidelines for implementation of a crowdfunding scheme for buildings retrofit

EUROCROWD is proud to support the crowdfunding for housing transition feasibility study of the CrowdHO project. The study includes guidelines for implementation of a crowdfunding scheme for buildings retrofit.  Energy retrofit interventions in the context of social housing schemes can represent a major challenge in Europe, as critical priorities such as energy poverty, decarbonisation, and energy transition …

Exploring DLT and Blockchain for Alternative Finance – A Collection of Case Studies

Brussels/Malaga. 12 November 2019 – The European Crowdfunding Network today published a first report on the use of DLT and blockchain for alternative finance during the global blockchain conference Convergence in Malaga. The ECN report Exploring DLT and Blockchain for Alternative Finance – A Collection of Case Studies provides an overview of various case studies showcasing how distributed ledger technology (DLT) …

Capital Markets Union needs bolder action to tackle remaining obstacles

EUROCROWD, in collaboration with 9 more international organisations representing global and European capital markets stakeholders, is supporting the second edition of AFME’s annual report tracking the progress to date of the European Commission’s flagship Capital Markets Union (CMU) project through 8 Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). The report, ‘Capital Markets Union Key Performance Indicators’ includes a country-by-country comparison of …