SIIA is a believer in blockchain’s potential as this Issue Brief makes clear and is interested in continuing the conversation we started with the Congressional Blockchain Caucus about how policy can be leveraged to promote blockchain-based solutions to real-world problems. Broadly speaking, blockchain should be seen as one of several technologies such as Artificial Intelligence and Quantum Computing that the U.S. government should promote as part of its overall foreign digital economic policy. Given the fact that much ink has been spilled about how blockchain can make supply chains more efficient and transparent, streamline trade finance, and help customs authorities, SIIA offers the following ideas for how policy could help advance blockchain adoption.
Include protection for blockchain in future trade agreements
One way of perhaps including such protection could be to include in future trade agreements the below language in yellow in the cross ...
On November 7, 2017 I made a short presentation to the AI Caucus event on AI and ethics, which is summarized in this blog.