The Irish government agency for attracting foreign investment (IDA) plans to launch an online platform for the development of the digital economy of the state. The Blockchain Ireland project will become a kind of public advertisement as an “ideal place” for international blockchain companies.
“We view the blockchain as an area with enormous potential. The initiative will strengthen this technology in Ireland and our reputation as a global blockchain-center of excellence, “noted IDA’s Director of Information Technology, K. Fingleton.
The initiators of the project are the Irish expert group on the blockchain (IBEG), IDA, the Ministry of Finance, the state agency for the development of exports, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and Ethereum company ConsenSys.
It is worth noting that Ireland positions itself as one of the world hubs for technology companies and attracts investors with low-interest rates and loyal taxation. A number of state-based startups have developed such blockchain applications as Circle, AidTech, and Arc-Net.