OECD Calls for ‘Delicate Balance’ in Global ICO Regulation

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has stated that global regulators should work together to facilitate the development of initial coin offerings (ICOs), according to a report released Jan. 15. The document calls for regulatory clarity and a supervisory framework for ICOs, defining such moves as “a stepping stone to their safer use for financing purposes.” The report also underlines the importance of standardized disclosure requirements, enhanced investor protection Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CFT) measures. A separate document dedicated to the highlights of the report…

OECD Announces ‘First Major International Conference’ Dedicated to Blockchain in Public Sphere

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has officially announced a Blockchain Policy Forum in a release on the OECD website August 28. The OECD states that the event will be held in Paris September 4-5 and will mark the first major international event of its kind, dedicated to blockchain technology. Organizers plan to focus on the use of blockchain tech in government activities and public initiatives as well as regulatory aspects. The Blockchain Policy Forum also plans to discussing the technology’s potential global economic impact, privacy and cybersecurity,…