The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) announced on Wednesday to organize Blockchain Policy Forum taking place 4-5 September in Paris.
The event is welcoming over 400 decision makers from private and public sectors to discuss about various topics on blockchain technology and its impact on governmental activities and public priorities.
“Blockchain has the potential to transform how a wide range of industries function. Fulfilling its potential, however, depends on the integrity of the processes and requires adequate policies and measures 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,” says the press release of OECD.
The attendees will feature a wide array of topics such as cybersecurity, benefits and risks of using blockchain for green growth and sustainability, global economy and privacy, to name a few. The aim of the conference is to have further discussions about different ways to incorporate this technology in our daily lives.
Last June OECD’s Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Competition Committee released an issues paper in preparation for the coming conference titled ‘Blockchain Technology and Competition Policy’. The paper defines the principles of building blockchain based platforms and showcases various applications for governments and private sector.
The event will be livestreamed starting at 9:30 CEST on 4 September.
Author: Sarah Tuuli