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TimestamPy uses the blockchain, via the OpenTimestamps project, to automatically generate a timestamp every time any document is created, modified or moved into a local folder.


Immuni source code

I strongly share @gvdr’s concerns. The documentation alone, albeit undoubtedly a first step, is not enough any more: not with a release deadline for the executable app so close in time.

Why Tanglegence

The concept is still in its early days, although the word has already circulated within European tech-savvy élites. Tanglegence is a contraction of (en)tangled and convergence: a first definition is the “entangled” convergence of cloud, mobile, social, big data, IoT, blockchain, and so forth, that is, of paradigms and technologies whose intertwining is not deterministic (let alone linear) and leads to mini-singularities with unexpected effects. In short, a complexity with the capability of generating either value or chaos as a function of our readiness to conceive it, to manipulate it, to implement adequate governance.

What is Code Journalism?

Upon a quiet Sunday afternoon, midway into the Italian lockdown, I sat down and knocked out, in hardly more than a couple of hours, a pretty simple Python module to talk to the Application Programming Interface put forth by the Regional government of Umbria in order to publish COVID-19-related data.

Science is dead. Long live science.

The incredible amount of fake news and misinformation that has spread through the world, at a much faster pace than the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, tells us so much about ourselves. Experts have a word for it: infodemic.

Data, not dates

Nobody, I am sure, can be so absent-minded as to believe that there is no urgency to plan the aftermath, to trace the road back to (some form of) business as usual, for when we will be able to get a glimspe of light at the end of the tunnel. A road which will be quite a steep one, and which will put the weakest among us at the risk of not making it.

Admissibility of digital evidence in court

Originality, as a legal requirement, is present in many branches of EU Member States’ civil law. At first sight, Blockchain technologies, Artificial Intelligence and Big data, due to their technical aspects, seem to be incompatible with the originality requirement as it has been developed in the EU Member States’ laws. As a result, the procedural admissibility of evidence produced and developed through these technologies has been questioned. Some Member States have taken legislative initiatives to overcome such issues. The panel intends to assess, through the expertise of panellists from different backgrounds, whether such incompatibility is concretizable and if so, which the legal requirements should be taken into account by policymakers to ensure that the evidence produced with these technologies could be admissible in court. Amongst others, the panel will consider the following questions:

Eutopian - Osservatorio europeo sull'innovazione democratica

Eutopian is an independent, inclusive and open observatory on democratic innovation, both as innovation within a democratic context and as innovation of democracy, recognizing that the two aspects are inseparable from each other, and are fundamental for a digital society model in which humans retain their centrality; and on the digital revolution in its various aspects: technological, scientific, economic, legal, social, cultural, political.


eNEIDE – eNotification and ESPD Integration for Developing Eprocurement (action no. 2018-IT-IA-0170) is a national project funded by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme, in which AgID participates as coordinator of a consortium of institutions and private partners consisting of the National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC), Intercent-ER Regional Agency for the Development of Telematic Markets (INTERCENT-ER), Tuscany Region (RT), Regional Company for Innovation and Purchasing (ARIA SpA ) and LUISS Guido Carli University (LUISS).

eInvoicing for the Local Authorities

On September 16th, 2019, members of the project met in Palermo with the representatives of the Sicilia Digitale (the IT company of the Region of Sicily) and AGID (Agency for Digital Italy) to share experience and best practices in the roll-out of eInvoicing.


SCALES “Supply Chain Architecture Leading to Enhanced Services” (Action No: 2018-IT-IA-0053) is a project funded by the European Commission through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme. AgID coordinates a group of Italian institutions and private partner (Politecnico di Milano, UNINFO, InfoCert and DAFNE), which has been awarded funding for the project under the CEF Telecom Call - eInvoicing (CEF-TC-2018-2).

The Portrait of a Young Innovator. An interview with Gian Luca Comandini

Gian Luca Comandini, born in 1990, degree in economics, in 2013 was already amongst the first in Italy to invest in two little-explored (at the time) trends: the blockchain and the social media. This made him one of the youngest innovation leaders, allowing him to co-found the trade association Assobit and the consulting and development company Blockchain Core.