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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.

Blockchain policy forum 2018

31 sessions, 140+ speakers 1,150+ participants... the inaugural OECD Blockchain Policy Forum on 4-5 September 2018 was the first major international conference to take stock of blockchain’s impacts across the full range of government activities and public priorities.

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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.

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The second OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum will take place at the OECD in Paris on 12-13 September 2019

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