Italian House of Representatives has approved a bill defining DLT such as Blockchain

With 275 votes in favor, 206 against and 27 abstentions, the bill dubbed “Semplificazioni” has moved forward. The Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale will now define the technical criteria that smart contracts will have to comply with in order to have legal validity.

Maria Laura Mantovani, a member of the Italian Parliament in the Movimento 5 Stelle party, told that a favorable use case for blockchain is its application in online voting.

However, Mantovani noted that there are not projects in place to implement such systems. According to her, the M5S party is currently looking for researchers able to prove the efficacy of blockchain for voting.

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