(A8-0168/2016 - Jakob von Weizsäcker)

in writing. ‒ I have voted for the report of my colleague, Jakob von Weizsäcker, as it reflects the need to be ahead of evolutions and make the most out of virtual currencies and block chain in general. There is a huge potential, and if Europe capitalises it we could have a competitive advantage in a cross—cutting technology that could put Europe in the driver’s seat of a new technological revolution. This report achieves its goal in defining the key elements that need our attention with regard to virtual currencies and block chain.