communia at the UNECE side event in Geneva

April 8, 2019, Palais des Nations — Start-ups for smart cities in a digital world: Harnessing the potential of Blockchain for smart cities

communia and Tolar HashNET participated at the UNECE (UN/CEFACT) side event — Start-ups for smart cities in a digital world: Harnessing the potential of Blockchain for smart cities, that highlighted the role of innovative blockchain solutions in fostering economic and social growth of smart sustainable cities, in particular the role of start-ups in building capacity for blockchain solutions. Mario Gigovic, Founder of communia (which is based on HashNET technology) and Tadej Slapnik, Tolar HashNET Director, joined the first panel discussing Smart City Blockchain Infrastructure.

Tolar HashNET has been recognized as a fast distributed ledger solution in supporting UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (8,9,11 and 12) by UN’s Economic and Social Council, in the document Blockchain in Trade Facilitation: Sectoral challenges and examples, which will be presented at the 68th session of the Economic Commission for Europe on April 9, 2019. You can find the official document here.

From right to left: Mario GIgovic and Tadej Slapnik with event participants

UN/CEFACT, the United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business, supports activities dedicated to improving the ability of business, trade and administrative organizations, from developed, developing and transition economies, to exchange products and relevant services effectively. Its principal focus is on facilitating national and international transactions, through the simplification and harmonization of processes, procedures and information flows, and so contributing to the growth of global commerce. For more information on UN/CEFACT:

Originally published at on April 8, 2019.