White Papers

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23 June 2022

Decentralized Autonomous Organizations: Beyond the Hype

Decentralized autonomous organizations are disrupting whole sectors. From finance to social networking to philanthropy, these code-driven, community-governed...

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8 June 2021

Decentralized Finance: (DeFi) Policy-Maker Toolkit

This toolkit highlights the distinguishing characteristics and opportunities of decentralized finance (DeFi) while also calling attention to new and existing...

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5 April 2021

Data-driven Economies: Foundations for Our Common Future

This White Paper recommends creating new data governance models that combine data from various origins, including personal, commercial and/or government sour...

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10 December 2020

Bridging the Governance Gap: Dispute resolution for blockchain-based transactions

A blockchain network needs clear dispute resolution protocols and a spectrum of options is available. This paper explores forward-looking practical options...

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9 December 2020

Bridging the Governance Gap: Interoperability for blockchain and legacy systems

The World Economic Forum is publishing a governance framework that proposes strategic pathways that can enable interoperability between legacy IT systems and...

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14 October 2020

Global Standards Mapping Initiative: An overview of blockchain technical standards

There has been a proliferation of activity around technical standardization for blockchain technology. This paper attempts to provide an overview of the land...

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9 April 2020

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 6 – A Framework for Blockchain Interoperability

Contrary to common belief, this specific challenge is not only a technology problem, but also a problem in governance, data ownership and commercial business...

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22 January 2020

Central Bank Digital Currency Policy-Maker Toolkit

The World Economic Forum’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) Policy‑Maker Toolkit seeks to address the need for a concise CBDC decision guide that provide...

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15 January 2020

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain: Case Studies and Learnings from the United Arab Emirates

This paper offers real-world insights from the UAE blockchain ecosystem to provide decisionmakers with the awareness of challenges and success factors they m...

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11 December 2019

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains Part 5 – A Framework for Blockchain Cybersecurity

As organizations are experimenting with blockchain and distributed ledger technologies to increase efficiency, it is important to understand the security imp...

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10 September 2019

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 4 – Protecting Your Data

The deployment of blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies in supply chains offers considerable advantages. Nevertheless, their deployment and im...

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2 August 2019

Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain for Supply Chains: Part 3 – Public or Private Blockchains – Which One Is Right for You?

For supply chain organizations launching new blockchain projects, one of the most fraught considerations typically is whether to use a public or private ledg...

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