The European Commission is looking for blockchain regulatory sandbox operator

Cointelegraph | David Attlee  | Mar 16, 2022

The sandbox is designed to help remove legal uncertainties around DLT use cases.

On Monday, March 14, the European Blockchain Observatory announced a call for tenders to contract a consortium, the mission of which would be to facilitate and operate a pan-European regulatory sandbox for distributed ledger technologies, or DLT, and blockchain, in particular.

See:  Europe agrees on regulation of distributed ledger technology pilot regime

A major task for the future consortium will be to provide “comprehensive legal advice” concerning the operation of the core services of the European Blockchain Services Infrastructure (EBSI).

The regulatory sandbox is envisaged as a space where regulators, blockchain enterprises and users will interact “in a trusted environment.” In addition to already existing EBSI projects, it will host a broad range of prospective blockchain applications across key industry sectors, with a necessary condition for such projects to complete a proof of concept.

As the release goes, the ultimate goal of the sandbox is “to foster a dialogue between national and EU-level regulators and lawmakers with companies and thus remove legal uncertainties for use cases based on decentralized solutions”.

The plans to create a regulatory sandbox for blockchain technology were announced by the European Commission and the European Blockchain Partnership (EBP) back in 2020.

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