Blockchain knows no borders: How can global governance meet the challenge?

The latest report from the OECD’s Global Blockchain Policy Forum underlines the opportunities for blockchain to support cross-border economic activity, and the need for international cooperation to realise these benefits and mitigate risks to global governance. OECD’s Oliver Garrett-Jones unpacks what this means for governments and industry, and where international efforts are headed.

From “DeFi summer” to “crypto winter”: leverage, liquidations and policy implications

Decentralised Finance or ‘DeFi’ is the latest development in the crypto-asset space, and claims the potential to replicate the traditional financial system in an open, decentralised, permissionless and autonomous way, through applications built on the blockchain. Given the rapid growth of DeFi and commensurate risks, OECD’s Iota Nassr highlights why policy makers need to monitor this market closely and eventually take action to mitigate emerging risks.

Charting the way forward for digital competition policy

By James Mancini, OECD Competition Division, Directorate for Financial and Entreprise Affairs. The topic, Competition in the digital age, will be discussed at a keynote panel during the 2020 OECD Competition Open Day. Competition policy has received an increasing amount of media attention recently, as a debate rages about the size, conduct and influence of … Continue reading Charting the way forward for digital competition policy

How can we achieve data-driven government?

Blog by Benjamin Welby, Policy Analyst, Digital Government Unit, Public Governance Directorate, OECD. When we developed the OECD Recommendation on Digital Government Strategies in 2014 it emphasised the role of data. Since then we’ve worked with numerous countries to put that Recommendation into practice and explore the use of data, both as Open Government Data … Continue reading How can we achieve data-driven government?