Simon Webber, Managing Director in the Transfer Pricing practice, will speak at the OECD Blockchain Policy Forum which will be held September 4-5 in Paris, France.
The OECD Blockchain Policy Forum is the first major international conference to take stock of blockchain’s impacts across the full range of government activities and public priorities. The Forum will address the benefits and risks of blockchain for our economies and societies, begin to identify good policy and regulatory approaches, and investigate uses in specific policy areas.
Simon will participate on panel titled, "Taxing crypto and the broader implications of blockchain for the international tax system”. With the exponential growth in crypto-assets in the last 5 years, authorities are working hard to keep pace and ensure there is an appropriate operating environment that both supports innovation and offers a level-playing field with equivalent existing products and services. Tax is no different, made more urgent with the rapid rise (and fall) in the value of certain crypto-assets over the last 12 months. For tax experts, blockchain technology is itself also raising important questions arising from its capacity to offer the decentralized creation and storage of value, through to facilitating new ways for individuals to regain control of the value of their online data and user-generated content. This session will draw on experts who have been at the cutting edge in considering these issues to provide a snapshot of recent developments, identify the key questions and share their ideas on what’s ahead.
For more information, please visit the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) website.
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