World Economic Forum creates “Blockchain Bill of Rights”

posted 6 months ago
The World Economic Forum is now focused on blockchain. $12.4 billion is projected to be spent on “blockchain technologies” by 2022. Furthermore, there have been public blockchain announcements from Facebook, central banks and global mining and metals companies. The “Blockchain Bill of Rights" aims to design principles for a decentralized future. The goal is to align private-sector leaders, policymakers and consumers in a fundamental vision of how users relate to and utilize blockchain tech around the following pillars:

-Agency and interoperability: The right to own and manage data.
-Privacy and security: The right to data protection.
-Transparency and accessibility: The right to information about the system.
-Accountability and governance: The right to understand available recourse.

Their stated goal is to enable citizens, policymakers and technology users to leverage these principles as they seek to bring greater accountability to the systems that power our societies. The Blockchain Bill of Rights will be presented at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Jan. 21-24, 2020. Over the course of the year, the Council will solicit input for the document via roundtables and interviews.
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