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Professor Ioannis Lianos speaks at the first OECD Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris

25 October 2018

Professor Lianos speaks at the first OECD Blockchain Policy Forum in Paris

Ioannis Lianos

Professor Ioannis Lianos spoke at the first OECD Blockchain Policy forum organised in Paris on September 4th and 5th 2018 [http://www.oecd.org/finance/oecd-blockchain-policy-forum-2018.htm]. The policy forum explored the potential of Blockchain technology to transform the functioning of a wide range of industries. A number of industry and thought leaders from various parts of the world shared their vision of this technology and the important socio-economic implications it may have. Professor Lianos spoke at the panel on the implications of blockchain for governance and enforcement, in particular addressing the way competition law enforcers may have to rethink some of the fundamentals of competition law in view of the specific characteristics of 'blockchain competition'.


Professor Lianos has recently published a research paper on Blockchain competition exploring further this argument: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/cles/sites/cles/files/cles_8-2018.pdf . This will form part of a forthcoming book he is co-editing with Oxford University press on Regulating Blockchain: Techno-Social and Legal Challenges that will appear in the Spring of 2019 (the introduction to this volume may be downloaded here: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3247150 ).