The BlockchainEdu Association was founded in December 2014 and was officially registered as a non-profit in September 2016.
There are over 960 members part of the Association, including professors, students and researchers from many Italian universities. Thanks to the union of individuals from multidisciplinary environments, several startups, including Chainside and Helperbit, were born.
Since the foundation, the Association aims at spreading knowledge, favoring research and networking among its members to enable the creation of interdisciplinary projects in the Blockchain environment.
Since December 2018, the BEN is part of the experts’ group that will advise authorities on how to create a “national strategy on distributed register and blockchain technologies”. The project is being convened by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development (MSE).