April 2020 / 1 posts found

Crypto Discussions at Highest Level: The OECD’s Love of Blockchain Obscures Its Fear of Bitcoin

by crypto journalist
For several years now, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been cautiously enthusiastic about blockchain technology. Beginning with a 2014 working paper titled, “The Bitcoin Question” the intergovernmental organization has been considering the economic possibilities opened up by distributed ledgers and cryptocurrencies — and, on the whole, it has found these possibilities exciting, even if such working papers “do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Organization or of the governments of its member countries.” But for the most part, reports on “Blockchain Technology and Competition Policy” and “Corporate Governance” — among other subjects — have […]