Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


Blockchain - A New Opportunity for Strengthening Trade in the Commonwealth

This issue of the Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics provides a brief overview of blockchain technologies, seeking to separate the hype from the reality for Commonwealth member countries and clarify the risks and opportunities to consider when making decisions over trade and development policies and attendant infrastructure investments.


Keywords: international trade, transaction costs, blockchain, bitcoin
JEL: F1: International Economics / Trade; O3: Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth / Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights; F38: International Economics / International Finance / International Financial Policy: Financial Transactions Tax; Capital Controls
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