Cover: Distributed Ledger Technologies/Blockchain

Distributed Ledger Technologies/Blockchain

Challenges, Opportunities and the Prospects for Standards

Published in: The British Standards Institution (BSI) website, May 11, 2017

Posted on May 11, 2017

by Advait Deshpande, Katherine Stewart, Louise Lepetit, Salil Gunashekar

In this report, we present an overview of the current landscape of DLT/Blockchain developments and closely examine the issues that are central to the development of DLT/Blockchain. We articulate a set of areas for further consideration by the DLT/Blockchain community regarding the potential role of standardization. Rather than providing a definitive list of topics, the aim of the study is to provoke further discussion across the DLT/Blockchain community about the potential role of standards in supporting the development and adoption of the technology. The research has been carried out using a mixed methods approach involving a focused review of the literature, in-depth interviews with experts from public and private organizations, and an internal workshop.

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