On January 13, the Estonian Centre for Standardisation registered the new Technical Committee EVS/TC 75 “Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies”. The Committee’s objectives include providing input to EU and international standardisation activities and creating relevant Estonian terminology. The Committee will reflect the activities of JTC 19 “Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies”, a joint committee of European standardisation organisations CEN and CENELEC and the ISO TC/307 “Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies”.

The founding members of the Committee besides Guardtime OÜ are Levercode OÜ, Cybernetica AS, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications, Ministry of Finance and Estonian Cryptocurrency Union. 

From Guardtime, Integration Architect Ahto Truu and Senior Policy Officer Dr Anna-Maria Osula are committed to contribute to the Committee’s works. 

Ahto Truu, comments:

“Currently the market of blockchain and distributed ledger technologies is very fragmented on every level: policies, technical solutions, and even terminology. While a healthy level of diversity helps progress and innovation, we feel the time has arrived where more coherence is needed to advance the maturity of the market and to move more solutions from prototyping stage to production use.”

Anna-Maria Osula, adds: 

“Guardtime is working together with our many partners in Estonia, EU and across the globe in order to demonstrate how blockchain and distributed ledger technologies can be linked and comply with existing standards such as eIDAS and GDPR.”

Original press release (in Estonian):