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The European Economic and Social Committee is holding an online event on 14 December 2020 (14h-18h) on "Blockchain technologies for the Mining Industry". This event is a follow-up round table on our recently adopted opinion on Digital Mining in Europe: New solutions for the sustainable production of raw materials (CCMI/176). The event will examine what blockchain technology is in the mining industry and how it works. A broad range of stakeholders will join us online for a discussion (Swedish Mining Organization, Minespider, Kamni Chain, IndustriAll, International Raw Materials Observatory, OECD, European Commission, EEAS).