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The go-to place for all blockchain related news, queries, and information for Ireland

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Blockchain Ireland is a combined effort of government and Irish
based companies, led by the IDA Blockchain Expert Group, to
help promote and share information on blockchain in Ireland.

Ireland is known globally as one of the best places to do business, with a large proportion of the world's leading pharma, financial services and technology companies having a base here.

See below for a number of other key reasons to build your blockchain on the island

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Global
Technology Hub

Ireland is known as a global technology hub, with 9 of the 10 global software companies and all of the 'born of the Internet' companies operating at scale in Ireland

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DIGITAL
WORKFORCE

There is a large, highly skilled, multilingual workforce already in place in Ireland, which means it is a great place to set up a multi-functional team focused on different regions

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EU LOCATION

Ireland is an EU member state, providing easy, quick access to over 500 million potential customers

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GOVERNMENT
COMMITMENT TO
INNOVATION

A very attractive, 12.5% corporation tax coupled with a 25% R&D tax credits initiative shows the government commitment to innovation and fostering new business

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Understand the main factors that place Ireland as the best place for you to kick-off your blockchain related business

GLI - Blockchain & Cryptocurrency Regulation 2020

While the Irish Government has, to date, remained largely silent on its attitude towards cryptocurrencies, the Irish Department of Finance issued a Discussion Paper on Virtual Currencies and Blockchain Technology in March 2018. The Paper discusses various aspects of both, such as risks and benefits of currencies, but also gives examples and details of countries which are either proponents or opponents of cryptocurrencies and/or blockchain technology.

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How smart is it to use Smart Contracts?

Lawyers often enjoy making the “joke” that smart contracts are neither smart nor represent legally binding contracts. Simply put a smart contract is a program/tool that can be used to implement a separate normal legal contract, so it seems that the lawyers and technologists will have to find new ways to work together. So the real question seems to be when is it “smart” to use a smart contract?

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COMPANIES IN IRELAND

Ireland's
Blockchain
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