4-5 September 2018 OECD, Paris
Distributed Ledgers: Opportunities and Challenges
Blockchain has the potential to transform the functioning of a wide range of industries. Its features can increase transparency and traceability, facilitate market access and improve the efficiency of transactions. Fulfilling blockchain’s potential, however, depends on the integrity of the processes and requires adequate policies and measures to unleash this potential while addressing the risks of misuse. Governments and the international community will play a significant role in shaping policy and regulatory frameworks that are aligned with the emerging challenges and foster transparent, fair and stable markets as a basis for the use of blockchain.
The OECD Blockchain Policy Forum was the first major international conference to take stock of blockchain’s impacts across the full range of government activities and public priorities. The forum addressed the benefits and risks of blockchain for our economies and societies, begin to identify good policy and regulatory approaches, and investigate uses in specific policy areas. The OECD welcomed over 1,000 senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, academics and other stakeholders for these landmark discussions. Participants focused on:
The Blockchain Revolution Podcast
In Part 1 of a two-part podcast series, the OECD's Greg Medcraft discusses blockchain, starting with the basics of this revolutionary technology