Government & Regulation

Government and Regulation

Governments and regulators have the difficult task of balancing blockchain innovation with consumer and market protection. To do so properly, it is important that governments and regulators understand the promise of this technology, not just for constituent businesses, but also for government systems and citizen welfare. By leveraging blockchain technology, governments and regulators can streamline complicated and archaic processes, from business licensing, to taxation, to payments, so as to make our lives easier across all sectors of business, government, and society.

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The Blockchain Research Institute and its research contributors have produced a number of reports about blockchain in government and regulation, including:

2020 Government and Regulation Speakers

Michelle Harding

Michelle Harding is a senior economist and Head of the Tax Data and Statistical Analysis Unit at the OECD’s Centre for Tax Policy and Administration. She is responsible for the production of the organisation’s flagship tax publications –OECD Revenue Statistics and OECD Taxing Wages – and the on-line presentation and analysis of the statistical information. Continue reading

Marco Bianchini

Marco Bianchini is an OECD Economist and D4SME Coordinator at the Roundtable of the OECD Digital for SMEs Global Initiative.

Julien Jarrige

Julien has been working as a tax advisor at the OECD since 2014. In 2019 he joined the tax advisors team for the G20. This October his report on the taxation of virtual currencies was presented to the G20.

Jamie Berryhill

Jamie Berryhill is an Innovation Specialist at the Observatory of Public Sector Innovation (OPSI) at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Prior to joining OECD, Jamie worked for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) as the Chief of Policy for the United States Chief Information Officer. His portfolio included restructuring Continue reading

Friederike Rühmann

Friederike works as Policy Analyst in the Financing for Sustainable Development Division at the OECD Development Co-operation Directorate. Her work focuses on conducting Peer Reviews on Development Finance Statistics, In-donor refugee costs and exploring Blockchain technology. She has worked for the OECD for more than three years. Prior to joining the OECD, Friederike worked as Continue reading

Mark Montoya

Mark Montoya has a unique background with more than 25 years of experience blending technology, standards, and enterprise data strategy.  As Chief Data Officer for the Government Blockchain Association (GBA), Mark oversees data strategy, governance, reporting, and analytics including cryptocurrencies and blockchain research for the GBA. Mark has spent 20 years as Senior Data Strategist Continue reading

Bruce Heyman

Roberto Durscki

– Experienced Financial Services and Consulting executive with 15+ years in strategic roles and companies, including, Citi, HSBC, Rabobank, Deloitte and CIBC. – Responsible for designing and launching multiple B2B and B2C Digital Banks in North and South America. – Led and deployed large-scale transformation projects in different areas of banking including credit cards, payments, Continue reading

Gerard Dache

Mr. Dache is the Founder and Executive Director of the Government Blockchain Association. He started the organization that today has over 15,000 members in 120 cities around the world. His organization connects the public and private sector to solve problems with blockchain technology.

Fred Pye

Fred kick-started his career as a precious metal and foreign exchange trader at Guardian Trust. In 1986, they were the first to list gold, silver, and platinum certificates on the Montreal Stock Exchange. Fred later joined Fidelity Investments, where he was part of a team that saw its assets rise from 85 million to over Continue reading

Aqsa Zubair

As FinTech Specialist – Financial Technology at the Bermuda Monetary Authority (Authority), Aqsa Zubair is responsible for leading regulatory authorisation and supervision efforts under the Digital Asset Business Act 2018. Ms. Zubair is also responsible for instigating and advancing FinTech innovation, as well as assisting with the development of the digital asset regime in Bermuda, Continue reading

Louis Roy

Louis Roy is an Audit Partner in Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s Montreal, Canada office. Louis has over 25 years of audit experience with financial institutions, public corporations, and regulated and government entities which has provided him with solid audit expertise using a corroboration, control-focussed approach and helped develop his knowledge of computerized procedures. When Louis Continue reading

Caroline Malcolm