The OECD hosted its second edition of the Global Blockchain Policy Forum. The aim of the Forum was to explore the policy implications of the technology more broadly and consider a holistic response, including an appropriate regulatory environment, at a global level that will facilitate a viable and fit-for purpose innovation and adoption of the technology. The second edition of the Forum convened senior decision-makers from the public and private sectors, experts, academics and other stakeholders to:
- Assess the development of blockchain over the past 12 months;
- Discuss emerging policy responses and share best practices identified in public blockchain initiatives across the world; and
- Investigate uses of blockchain in specific policy areas, highlighting the work of the OECD and other stakeholders.
In addition to the main programme, the 2019 Forum included a series of small workshops as well as a Govtech Start-up showcase featuring entrepreneurs working on blockchain-based solutions for the delivery of government services and achieving policy objectives.