Blockchain and distributed ledger technology

Blockchain and its underlying distributed ledger technology have the potential to fundamentally transform a wide range of industries and markets. The OECD is exploring the benefits and risks of blockchain for economies and societies, beginning to identify good policy and regulatory approaches, and investigating uses in specific policy areas.

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The third OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum is taking place in Paris on 30 September to 1 October 2020.

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Blockchain policy forum

1,600 participants, 200 speakers, 50 sessions > The 2nd OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum on 12-13 September 2019 explored the policy environment for blockchain innovation and adoption

Watch the webcast and find forum materials


 Read the summary report

Understanding blockchain

The OECD Blockchain Primer provides a short introduction to blockchain technology, outlines some of the potential benefits it can bring and considers the risks and challenges it poses.

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Blockchain Policy Centre

The OECD Blockchain Policy Centre provides a global reference point for helping policy makers to address the challenges raised by blockchain and DLT and to seize the opportunities it offers for achieving policy objectives.

Read more about the Centre


OECD forms a high-level expert group on blockchain


How the OECD can release the power of blockchain by Leanne Kemp, Founder of Everledger and Queensland Chief Entrepreneur



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