The Catalonia region of Spain which recently declared its independence, may seek to use a national cryptocurrency as well as a residency system built using blockchain technology.
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SmartCatalonia is the strategy of the Government of Catalonia that, in line with the Europe 2020 strategy of the European Commission, extends the Smart City concept on a national level to undertake a programme that integrates and coordinates local and multi-region initiatives in support of businesses and ongoing Smart initiatives throughout the territory.
SmartCatalonia aims to make Catalonia an international “Smart Country” of reference, using digital information and technology to bring innovation to public services, drive economic growth and promote a smarter, more sustainable and more inclusive society.
The SmartCatalonia strategy, coordinated by the Secretariat of Telecommunications, Cybersecurity and Digital Society of the Presidential Department with collaboration from all administrative departments and bodies of the Government of Catalonia, has structured its priorities around the following areas of action: