Spanish People’s Party Put Forward Non-Legislative Bill for Blockchain Usage
The People’s Party of Spain – the Partido Popular – have put forward a bill for the usage of blockchain technology in governmental public administration. The bill, entitled “Non-Legislative Proposition on the introduction of Blockchain technology in the Public Administration in Spain”, was reportedly submitted on the 22nd June.
As reported by Criptonoticias.com, while the Partido Popular are the ruling party, they are not the only ones to have proposed such a motion. Indeed, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) are also behind the investigation of blockchain’s uses, and have previously offered similar proposals.
And Ciudadanos, another party, have focused on the clarity of information that needs to be provided to Spanish tax authorities from the crypto sector. When put together, these factors would appear to indicate that Spain is preparing for blockchain adoption on a governmental level.
However, the Spanish political system is in a state of flux at the moment. Following Catalonia’s vote to become independent from Spain, the then Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, declared the referendum illegal and placed Catalonia – an autonomous region – under direct rule, and placed a number of government officials under arrest. In the wake of this, the leader of the opposing PSOE, Pedro Sanchez, tabled a motion of no confidence and won the vote. This meant that Rajoy was ousted and Sanchez was declared the new Prime Minister.
Bearing in mind these recent occurrences, it is unlikely that sweeping changes to administrative and public systems will be made quickly – indeed, the bill hasn’t been properly reviewed yet, and few details have been offered to the public. We’ll keep you updated as this story develops though – right here on Bitrazzi.com.
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