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Room 1 – APFF workshop
Ledgers, Blocks and Cryptocurrencies


May 15 2019, 10:15 a.m. – noon

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New technologies, especially disruptive ones, revolutionize activity sectors. A good example is how the finance sector reacted to the advent of cryptocurrencies, which are based on blockchain technology. Representing a tremendous opportunity for the modern world, this technology has a great potential for use by private businesses and public bodies. But how can they harness it to improve their services and fight tax evasion, while meeting the real challenge of providing adequate support?

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30 minutes per speaker

15-minute question period

Total duration: 1 hour 45 minutes

  1. Marloes Pomp (real-world applications for public bodies with particular focus on tax authorities)
  2. Emmanuelle Ganne (issues and perspectives for tax authorities: potential uses for international organizations, view of WHO, OECD, etc.)
  3. Francis Nadeau (issues and challenges)
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