The OECD has formed an expert group to provide advice on its work on blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies. This will include the development of high-level blockchain policy principles. The group’s initial focus will be on scoping the issues relevant to an international framework of blockchain policy principles. The expert group held its first meeting in December 2019.

The formation of the Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB) reflects the OECD’s expanding programme of work exploring the policy implications of this disruptive technology, working to help governments and other stakeholders to reap its benefits, while mitigating the risks. Forty-five OECD and non-OECD governments are represented on the BEPAB, alongside representatives from the European Commission, the private sector, industry bodies, and civil society groups.

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