A new report states the UK has the potential to become a leader in blockchain technology and the crypto economy by 2022, The Guardian reported July 16.
The new report was conducted by the Big Innovation Centre, DAG Global, and Deep Knowledge Analytics, all companies aimed to connect business, academic, and public agencies to provide insights on new innovative technologies. According to the group’s analysis, Britain has the governmental, technological, and industrial resources to become a leader in the crypto economic ecosystem and a global hub for the development of blockchain technology within the next few years.
The report states that more than £500 million in investments were made into British blockchain companies in 2017-2018. The study’s authors consider the blockchain industry to still be in the early stages of development globally, leaving open the potential for Britain’s leadership.
Birgitte Andersen, chief executive of the Big Innovation Centre, told the Guardian that the UK parliament sees promise in blockchain technology and “has shown commitment to support the accelerated development of the digital economy via a variety of government initiatives.”…More