Blockchains and the G20: Building an Inclusive, Transparent and Accountable Digital Economy

Policy Brief No. 101

March 17, 2017

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.

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