At a time when governments must fight to restore the public’s faith in cross-border economic cooperation, blockchain technologies can play a critical role in strengthening economic resilience while ensuring the global economy works to the benefit of all. The G20 must take decisive steps to harness this technology in service of its policy goals across the core focus areas of economic resilience, financial inclusion, taxation, trade and investment, employment, climate, health, sustainable development and women’s empowerment. Failure to do so risks further fragmenting the global economy, undermining public trust in international economic institutions, and pushing the most cutting-edge blockchain developments into Dark Web deployments that are beyond the reach of government influence.

  • Julie Maupin

    Julie Maupin is a senior fellow with CIGI’s International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective January 2016. She is also a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany.