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Ticino Blockchain Technologies Association To Support Innovative Companies

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The Ticino Blockchain Technologies Association aims to promote research and support innovative companies active in the Blockchain sector, as well as to promote academic studies of this new technology, thanks to the participation of USI (University of Southern Switzerland) and SUPSI (The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland).

Blockchain is today a much-discussed technology. It is often said, as with the advent of the Internet, that this technology could change many things with a direct impact on a variety of sectors through improvements in supply chains, financial and payment systems, notary businesses, business processes and governments. These are time-consuming processes that require research, new skills, training, investment, experimentation, and a change of mindset.

As in the rest of the world, also in Ticino, Blockchain is gradually gaining considerable interest, as evidenced by the establishment of several international companies. This trend has led academia and private enterprises to establish a dialogue aimed at creating a competence center whose goal is to promote research and training and thus encourage the creation of new companies and new skilled jobs.

TBTA’s founding partners are, Copernicus Holding SA, Eligma Ltd. (GoCrypto), Euronovate SA, Eventboost SA, Pangea Blockchain Fund, Poseidon Group, Quadrans Foundation,, Superflat SA and Swiss Blockchain Consortium.

In addition, there are two academic partners: the University of Southern Switzerland (offering the expertise of its Computer Systems Institute and the Master of Science in Financial Technology and Computing) and the Innovative Technologies Department of the Information Systems and Networking Institute (SUPSI) that offers Certificates of Advanced Studies in Blockchain and Fintech.

The non-profit association aims to foster organic growth of the blockchain ecosystem at the Swiss and international levels. “We are very pleased to have prestigious international companies among the members of the association able to drive innovation in this region together with partners already active in Ticino,” said Ing. Giacomo Poretti, President of the Association and Senior Lecturer-researcher in SUPSI’s DTI Innovative Technologies Department.

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