Regulators, legislators and entrepreneurs will decamp to Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, this week for a gathering aimed at formalizing guiding principles for the blockchain industry.
Confirmed attendees include members of government groups including the US Federal Trade Commission; US Department of Commerce; and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as well as US Representatives Mick Mulvaney and David Schweikert and members of educational groups including Coin Center and MIT Media Lab.
In statements, Consumers’ Research executive director Joe Colangelo spoke broadly of the impact blockchains and distributed ledgers could have across industries, while suggesting regulatory concerns may be holding back the technology's wider use.
The assignment is a shift from last year’s paper, released at The North American Bitcoin Conference, which focused on opportunities and obstacles for the emerging tech.
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