The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Blockchain Policy Centre is launching the Global Blockchain Policy Forum to identify ways to use distributed ledger technology (DLT) to solve public policy problems. 

Jur is happy to announce that the OECD has selected Jur to participate in the forum along with 17 other startups. 

The OECD 2020 Global Blockchain Policy Forum is the leading international event focused on the public policy implications of distributed ledger technology.

This event will provide an opportunity for the Jur team to explain the Open Justice Platform, an online dispute resolution platform that is legally binding in 166 jurisdictions, to a wide audience of  stakeholders that focus on the policy implications of blockchain and other distributed technologies, and discuss current ideas and upcoming issues with senior-level policymakers and industry experts.

In their evaulation, the OECD’s committee has recognized the positive impact that the Open Justice Platform can bring to small and medium enterprises and professionals across the world by increasing access to justice, thus removing friction created by distrust and uncertainty that currently slows the economy. In addition to the OECD’s recognition, Jur has earned the attention of other groups with the power and ambition to change the legal landscape, including LawtechUK, a UK government-backed organization that recently chose Jur as the delivery partner for their Dispute Resolution Platform initiative.

The forum will take place on 16-20 November 2020 as a Virtual Interactive Event running from 1pm – 5.30pm Paris time each day. The entire event will be streamed online and access is free. 

Participants in the forum will discuss the leading applications and significant policy issues confronting the blockchain ecosystem in 2020, including asset tokenization, central bank digital currencies, and self-sovereign identity. It will review the emerging policy responses, including the recent work of the OECD, share best practices identified across the world, look ahead to emerging trends in the blockchain industry, and hear from stakeholders on how policy can best support viable and fit-for-purpose innovation and adoption of distributed ledger technologies.

This is the 3rd edition of the forum, following the 2018 and 2019 editions. The 2019 edition took place on 12-13 September 2019 and welcomed more than 1600 participants, while convening more than 200 high-level speakers across over 50 sessions. 

As in previous years, the forum will focus on assessing the development of blockchain over the past year and delving into some of the specific challenges to implementation and adoption, discussing emerging policy responses, sharing best practices identified in public blockchain initiatives across the world and investigating uses of blockchain in specific policy areas, highlighting the work of the OECD and other stakeholders.

Previous conferences have devoted much of their proceedings to the regulatory challenges created by blockchain technology. But while this new technology poses potential new problems, it also offers potential novel solutions to old problems. This year, Jur’s presentation of the Open Justice Platform will demonstrate the potential of blockchain technology to offer new solutions to long-standing policy problems.