All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (APPG Blockchain)
Together we shape the policy ecosystem and digital infrastructure needed for the development and deployment of blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT) and related technologies as RegTech, Fintech, GovTech, Smart Contracts and more.
Particularly, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Blockchain (the APPG Blockchain) aims to further understand the business model and policy/regulatory implications of Blockchain and DLT and how blockchain is best implemented into all private and public sectors throughout the economy (finance, cryptocurrencies and the token economy, insurance, healthcare, energy and environment, creative industries, next generation services (professional services, consulting legal), education and research, charities and NGOs, agriculture and food, manufacturing (manufacturing, FMCG, construction and pharma), logistics and transport and national security and defence.
Each year, we host ten meetings in Parliament (seven evidence sessions or launch sessions); two hot topic debates; one reception) and produce several outputs, including: seven parliamentary briefs or ad-hoc themed reports, lLive and recorded blockchain show-cases, and video recordings of evidence meetings.
We have blockchain for Government Council taskforce meetings throughout the year, in which we develop protocols or blue-prints for Blockchain adoption into public services (such as Smart cities, climate change, sport games, healthcare or other).
Note: we have introduced webinars, as alternative (as applicable during the global health crisis COVID-19 pandemic)
Please visit https://www.biginnovationcentre.com/platforms/ which links to more information and full programme of APPG Blockchain.
We are also building a global community around AI and landscaping its contributors to blockchain: sectors, companies, investors, developers. More on this here: https://www.innovationeye.com/
Open for input, evidence and participation
The All-Party Parliamentary groups of which we are Secretariat are made up of Members from the House of Commons and Members from the House of Lords, entrepreneurs and business leaders across industries and sectors, expert academics, think-tanks, any stakeholder group, regulators and policy makers.
Each evidence meeting is also open for the public via a booking system and all meetings are recorded made available online. Press are invited too.
The Secretariat – Big Innovation Centre – operates as a coordinator and research hub.
The groups are business-backed through sponsorship, which is aligned with business size. Two years of commitment is important for long-term policy making, programme planning and community building.
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