OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum 2019


‌SAVE THE DATE! The 2020 OECD Blockchain Policy Forum takes place in Paris on 30 September-1 October 2020

12-13 September 2019 Paris

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Keynote by Angel Gurría

Blockchain technologies as a digital enabler for sustainable infrastructure

Is there a role for blockchain in responsible supply chains?

 #OECDblockchain and #GoingDigital


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About the Forum

Blockchain and the ecosystem of distributed ledger technologies is still in an early stage of technological development but is a fast evolving environment. As the hype around “cryptocurrencies” is starting to fade, now comes the time to explore the policy implications of the technology more broadly and consider a holistic response, including an appropriate regulatory environment, at a global level that will facilitate a viable and fit-for purpose innovation and adoption of the technology.


The second edition of the Forum convened senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, academics and other stakeholders to:

  • Assess the development of blockchain over the past 12 months and delve into some of the specific challenges to implementation and adoption 
  • Discuss emerging policy responses and share best practices identified in public blockchain initiatives across the world
  • Investigate uses of blockchain in specific policy areas, highlighting the work of the OECD and other stakeholders

In addition to the main programme, the 2019 Forum included a series of small workshops as well as a Govtech Start-up showcase featuring entrepreneurs working on blockchain-based solutions for the delivery of government services and achieving policy objectives.




Documents and links

OECD Blockchain Policy Centre Flyer


2018 OECD Blockchain Policy Forum


More OECD work on blockchain




2019 takeaways

Caroline Malcolm, Head of the OECD Global Blockchain Policy Centre, shares top takeaways from the 2019 Forum and talks about what's ahead in 2020 here









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