The Future is Decentralized
REPORT ON BLOCK CHAINS, DISTRIBUTED LEDGERS, & THE FUTURE OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTThe potential of block chains to disrupt industrial sectors, commercial processes, governmental structures
or economic systems seems to know no bounds. We suggest that the transformative power of block chain
technology should not be seen as a threat to existing systems of governance; rather, it should be seen as an
opportunity for national and international institutions to defend the rights of those they represent and to
accelerate our collective progress towards meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
This white paper explains how this unconventional technology works and how it is already being used to pursue conventional ends. It illustrates how block chains have brought new levels of efficiency and effectiveness to the fields of development aid, supply chain management, renewable energy, economic growth, and several others.