IOTA Stiftung

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Lobbying Costs

50,000€ - 99,999€

Financial year: Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    IOTA Stiftung   (IOTA Foundation)

    EU Transparency Register

    500027331119-04 First registered on 09 Apr 2018

    Goals / Remit

    The IOTA Foundation is a charitable organization whose mission is to support the development and standardization of distributed ledger technologies (DLT), including the IOTA Tangle. The Tangle is an innovative type of DLT specifically designed for the Internet of Things (IoT) environment. The Foundation develops and maintains this open-source protocol to facilitate novel Machine-to-Machine (M2M) interactions, including secure data transfer, fee-less real-time micropayments, and the collection, dissemination, and public (open access) and private (restricted access) trade of sensor-based and other types of ‘oracle’ and other data. These technologies promise to bring about revolutionary and socially beneficial changes to local, regional and global economic transactions of both a financial and non-financial nature.

    In pursuit of its non-profit purposes, the Foundation supports research and development in all fields related to the innovation-amplifying techn (...)

    Main EU files targeted

    Financial regulation, data protection (GDPR), tax regulation, monetary policy and monetary law, health regulation, e-governance, digital citizen services


    Head Office
    Pappelallee 78/79
    Berlin 10437
    EU Office
    Pappelallee 78/79
    Berlin 10437


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    European Blockchain Association,
    Bundesverband Deutscher Stiftungen,
    Christian Doppler Forschungsgesellschaft,

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2021 - Dec 2021

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    Grant CHAISE 75,277€
    Grant ORCHESTRA 186,843€
    Grant ENSURESEC 66,187€
    Grant DIG-IT 18,729€
    Grant SUSEE 10,853€
    Grant CITYXCHANGE 155,312€
    Grant SECANT 240,750€

    Major contributions in current year

    Grant ENSURESEC 66,975€
    Grant SECANT 53,500€
    Grant Circular3 483,954€
    Grant CHAISE 24,135€
    Grant SUSEE 31,102€

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    50,000€ - 99,999€

    Other financial info

    The IOTA Foundation was initially endowed in November of 2017 with 1 million euros in cash contributions (contributed by the co-founders) and 5% of the existing supply of the cryptocurrency known as IOTA tokens (contributed by anonymous community members). As of the time of registration in this transparency registry, the Foundation’s IOTA token holdings had a market value of approximately 114 million euros. The current market value of the cryptocurrency IOTA can be viewed on

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    The Foundation designs, builds, and evaluates experimental deployments of distributed ledger technologies that directly contribute to public welfare, such as improved e-Government services, climate change mitigation technologies, micro-payment systems to integrate historically excluded persons into the global economy, and more. The Foundation also engages in regulatory advocacy efforts at the German, EU, and international levels. The aim of this work is to help ensure that financial regulations, monetary regulations, tax laws, consumer protection laws and data privacy laws are applied to cryptocurrencies, distributed ledgers, and machine learning technologies in ways that protect the public interest while also advancing and promoting innovation.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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