PARIS - The OECD is organising an online forum from 15 Sept to 1 Oct 2021 to delve into recent developments and emerging challenges in the blockchain ecosystem.

Discussions will focus on blockchain’s use and potential in supporting global markets and the rules and norms that underpin them.

From strengthening cross-border commerce and international regulatory cooperation, to better linking companies with investors, and bringing new levels of transparency to the digital economy and control over our lives online.

As in previous years, the Forum provides a platform for the public and private sectors to come together to exchange information, perspectives and priorities across the many areas where blockchain and public policy connect.

Launch of AI in Business and Finance

On 24 September 2021, the OECD will organise a special session during the Global Blockchain Policy Forum to launch the 2021 OECD Business and Finance Outlook.

Focused on artificial intelligence (AI) in business and finance, this report highlights how AI is transforming market structures, business models and corporate behaviour, focusing on key policy areas such as finance, competition, responsible business conduct and security concerns related to foreign direct investment in AI.

The report also examines the supervisory technology tools that can ensure regulatory oversight, detection and enforcement by governments in these areas. It puts forward priorities and recommendations for policy makers and market participants seeking to strike a balance between fostering innovation in AI while also mitigating associated risks to market stability and a level playing field.