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Blockchain useful links

Links to guidance and information from external websites on blockchain and distributive ledger technology.

Guidance and reports

Global blockchain benchmarking study 2019

Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, Judge Buisness School 2019

Report provides an empirical overview of the current state of both enterprise and public sector use of blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT). Data was gathered from over 200 enterprise DLT start-ups, established corporations, central banks and other public sector institutions. The concept of ‘blockchain’ and DLT is also explained and the different DLT architectures and governance-related issues are examined.

Cryptoassets for individuals

HMRC December 2019

Policy paper setting out HMRC's view on how individuals who have cryptoassets (or cryptocurrency) are taxed. It explains what cryptoassets are, which taxes apply with detailed discussion of income tax and capital gains tax, cryptoassets received as earnings, and record keeping.

A guide to blockchain and data protection

Hogan Lovells September 2017

This guide from the Hogan Lovells law firm provides some of the fundamental tools needed to analyse blockchain projects under applicable data protection law.

Report on distributed ledger technology: implications of Blockchain for the securities industry

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority March 2017

Report from FINRA (Financial Industry Regulation Authority of the United States) provides an overview of distributed ledger technology, highlights some key applications being explored in the securities industry and potential impact of the technology, and discusses key implementation and regulatory considerations for broker-dealers.

Distributed ledger technology

Government Department for Science January 2016

Government Office for Science review (The Blackett Review) on the future of distributed ledger (or blockchain) technology.


Deloitte - Blockchain


Deloitte blockchain hub, with press releases, articles, features, case studies and reports.

Computerworld - blockchain

IDG Communications

Computerworld news and features on blockchain and related cryptographically secure ledger technologies.

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