OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum 2021


15 Sept-1 Oct 2021      Virtual Interactive Event

Blockchain at the Frontier: Cross-border co-operation and stronger global governance

Blockchain represents a novel governance tool ruled by protocols and code rather than law and policy, allowing information and value to be secured, verified and transacted without central authority or intermediaries. Such decentralisation and disintermediation could displace traditional governance structures, but it also offers a chance to adapt them – to find new and better ways of connecting people, organisations and countries, and promoting cooperation and coordination in a range of local and global settings.

The 4th annual OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum will take place virtually on a series of dates between 15 September and 1 October 2021. Discussions will delve into recent developments and emerging challenges across all levels of governance; from strengthening cross-border flows and international regulatory cooperation, to better connecting companies with investors and capital, and bringing new levels of transparency to the digital economy and control over our lives online. 


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2020 Forum

The 3rd OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum convened government ministers and senior policy makers, industry leaders, academics and other stakeholders across 43 sessions to:

  • Discuss the leading applications and significant policy issues confronting the blockchain ecosystem in 2020, including asset tokenisation, central bank digital currencies, and self-sovereign identity

  • Review the emerging policy responses including through the recent work of the OECD, and share best practices identified across the world

  • Look ahead to emerging trends in the blockchain industry, and hear from stakeholders on how policy can best support viable and fit-for-purpose innovation and adoption of distributed ledger technologies


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Documents and links


2020 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


2019 OECD Global Blockchain Policy Forum


2018 OECD Blockchain Policy Forum


More OECD work on blockchain


OECD Blockchain Policy Centre Flyer



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