Università e Città di Torino, with Torino Social Impact, organize on February 5th at 8.30 am at Open Incet (Piazza Teresa Noce 17, Turin) a morning of presentation and discussion on how Blockchain technology can have a social impact and how it can innovate the ICT industry on the territory. Will be presented the various experiments of CommonsHood, as well as entrepreneurial experiences on Blockchain and Torino Wireless observatory.

Blockchain is one of the technologies that promise to revolutionize the world of the informal economy, and four years after the European Capital of Innovation award, Turin is a finalist for the European “EIC Horizon Prize Blockchains for social good“: it competes with 22 other candidates for one of the 5 1 million euro prizes.

The finalist project is called CommonsHood, and has been developed by the University of Turin in collaboration with grassroot initiatives such as the Collaboration Pacts signed by citizens with the Municipality of Turin within the context of the new legislation on commons.

The goal of CommonsHood is to democratize local financial instruments: it allows communities to create new types of tokens to support financial inclusion and to increase the sustainability of the local economy. In particular, it provides commons and associations with instruments to help finance themselves issuing tokens representing prepaid cards, crowdfunding, complementary currencies, and to share tools and infrastructures using tokens representing access rights.

Register here http://bc4good.commonshood.eu