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Project initiators

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eco – German Association of the Internet Industry

eco or the Verband der deutschen Internetwirtschaft e.V is the largest organisation for the Internet industry in Europe and the Internet Authority in Germany, promoting the commercial and non-commercial use of the Internet. eco represents over 1,100 international member companies. eco operates the largest national data exchange, the De-CIX (Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange).

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Institute for Internet Security – if(is)

The Institute for Internet Security – if(is) is an independent, scientific facility of the Westphalian University of Applied Sciences, headed by Prof. Norbert Pohlmann. The Blockchain Lab is part of the Institute for Internet Security if(is).

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Fraunhofer FIT

Fraunhofer FIT is conducting R&D on user-friendly smart solutions that blend seamlessly in business processes, with expertise ranging from digitization and Industry 4.0 to IoT solutions. Its Blockchain Lab is led by Prof. Wolfgang Prinz.

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govdigital is a German cooperative of entities of the public administration and public enterprises. Its core competence is the joint development, implementation and partnership-based operation of innovative IT solutions in the public sector.

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TrustCerts is a spin of from the Institute for Internet Security with a focus on blockchain in the self sovreign identity context.

Project contributors

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Fieldfisher is a European law firm with market-leading practices in many of the world's most dynamic sectors. We are an exciting, forward-thinking organisation with a particular focus on technology, financial services, energy & natural resources and life sciences. Our firm counts more than 1,700 people across 25 offices in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Beijing, Belfast, Birmingham, Bologna, Brussels, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Guangzhou, Hamburg, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Manchester, Milan, Munich, Paris, Rome, Shanghai, Turin, Venice and Silicon Valley.

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EPN – European Public Network

The European Public Network aims to become an ecosystem of distributed ledger technology research and business models.