Global Standards Mapping Initiative

-Read the Reports: Technical Overview and Legal & Regulatory Overview

-Explore the Interactive Map

-Browse the Key Insights

As blockchain technology continues its evolution, calls for clarity surrounding technical, regulatory and governance models have grown louder. Decisions on these foundational elements will shape the trajectory and potential of the technology.

However, there has been little work to catalogue and evaluate the current bedrock upon which the ecosystem can build, despite the increased activity in each of these arenas. As actors across the world construct innovative solutions to address society’s toughest challenges, a baseline is needed to facilitate impactful and responsible innovation.

Cataloguing data from over 30 technical standard-setting entities, 185 jurisdictions, and almost 400 industry groups., the Global Standards Mapping Initiative (GSMI) represents an unprecedented effort to map and analyse the current landscape.

The work was a joint effort between the World Economic Forum and the Global Blockchain Business Council, with significant contributions from the Digital Currency Initiative, MIT Media Lab, ING, Accenture, SDX and the Milken Institute.

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