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Slovenia claims world’s first blockchain monument

KRANJ, Slovenia (Reuters) – The primary monument to the blockchain expertise that underpins crypto-currencies took heart stage on Tuesday on a roundabout in Slovenia, authorities within the nation’s fourth largest metropolis stated.

Folks attend the opening ceremony of world’s first public Bitcoin monument, positioned at a roundabout connecting two roads on the metropolis centre in Kranj, Slovenia, March 13, 2018. REUTERS/Borut Zivulovic

Weighing three tonnes and with a diameter of about seven meters the round metallic sculpture was unveiled subsequent to the courthouse in Kranj, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) north of the capital Ljubljana.

The design, that includes the ‘B’ image crossed by two vertical traces that represents each blockchain and the bitcoin forex, was chosen by widespread demand.

“We requested residents on our Fb web page to determine what to position within the new roundabout and this was one of many first concepts we obtained… Kranj has a number of firms coping with excessive expertise,” mayor Bostjan Trilar informed Reuters.

The monument was paid for by two native companies that use blockchain expertise, a software program firm 3fs and digital forex change Bitstamp.

Reporting By Marja Novak; enhancing by John Stonestreet

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