Distributed Ledger Technologies/Blockchain

Challenges, Opportunities and the Prospects for Standards

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

Posted on RAND.org on May 11, 2017

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

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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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