Barcelona's Tech City is setting plans for the specialized creation of a space for the development of blockchain technology. The blockchain space will be housed in a second building near Pier01, the headquarters of Barcelona Tech City, which opened in summer 2016, and is likely to be occupied by the Spanish blockchain network Alastria.
As of now, Pier01 houses close to 1,000 professionals from start-ups and tech innovation hubs as part of Barcelona's digital ecosystem in the reconstructed Palau de Mar.
In November, software firm SAP said
it would join Alastria's blockchain consortium, which has more than 150 member organizations, including Spanish banks, telecommunication networks, and universities.
Blockchain tech hubs have, meanwhile, been popping up across the world, such as the EU's February announcement
of plans to open a Blockchain Forum and Observatory as well as New York's May announcement
of the opening of a Blockchain Resource Center.