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Marcella Atzori, PhD

Marcella Atzori, PhD

Blockchain Advisor and GovTech Expert Ministry of Economic Development


Marcella Atzori is a blockchain governance expert and an academic researcher, recognized by the UK All Party Parliamentary Group On Blockchain among the 40 top influencers in the UK and among the 10 best in academia. Appointed by the Italian Government as a high-level expert for the drafting of a National Strategy on DLTs and Blockchain. Currently affiliated with the University College of London, Center for Blockchain Technologies, and member of the Advisory Board of the Blockchain & Society Policy Research Lab, hosted by the Institute for Information Law, at the University of Amsterdam.

Specialized in technopolitics, digital innovation and alternative models of governance, with a focus on blockchain-based applications and decentralized architectures for Public Administration and private businesses.

She regularly advises governments, institutions, academic communities, law firms, large industrial groups, and other relevant actors, helping them to:

– follow-up closely the development of new decentralized applications and evaluate challenges and opportunities for citizens, governments and services;
– understand regulatory and legal challenges around Blockchain, DLTs, tokenomics and smart contracts;
– identify the best research applications and assess digital infrastructure, governance and standards, with the aim to formulate policy recommendation for sustainable innovation and develop new services accordingly.

Blockchain Advisor for various organizations, including the European Commission, the European Parliament, the British Blockchain Association, The Global Challenges Foundation, the City Council of Turin, and more. International Coordinator of TrustedChain, the first permissioned blockchain of the European Trust Service Providers, a spin-off of her scholarly research specifically designed for highly sensitive services.

In 2018, she joined the round table on blockchain and global governance at the World Economic Forum.

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