OECD Blockchain Webinar Series


Blockchain in the coronavirus crisis - Supporting responses, building resilience

Wednesday, 27 May 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic has presented a series of new and pressing challenges across sectors, from the unprecedented policies required to slow infection and support the economy by governments, to the impacts on business operations right through the supply chain.

As institutions have raced to adapt, questions of privacy, data security, and veracity of information have come to the fore. Governments and corporations have already turned to decentralised systems to address some of these concerns, while distributed ledger technologies (DLT) like blockchain have attracted attention as a useful means of addressing specific fragilities and building future resilience.

Leading industry experts explored how governments and business are leveraging DLT in the current crisis, what more these technologies could do now, and where DLT could take post-crisis adaptation.



Caroline Malcolm, Head, Global Blockchain Policy Centre, OECD (Moderator)

Jessica Douglas, Blockchain Services Leader, UK and Ireland, IBM

Riho Laast-Laas, Lead, Estonian Track-and-Trace Consortium 

Frank Ricotta, CEO and Co-Founder, BurstIQ 



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