Antonio Guterres the Secretary-General of the United Nations had gathered a so called ‘High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation’ that will have an exclusive agenda concentrated only on blockchain technology.
This first of a kind panel will be comprised of 20 eminent figures with a background in the industry, civil society and academia and together they will put an effort to uncover the effect that digital technologies can possible have on the economies and societies in the world.
As a representative of this new structure on behalf of the UN Secretariat the Executive Director and co-chair and Ambassador Amandeep Gill had stated:
“You cannot look at ‘web 3.0’ without looking at blockchain or without looking at AI (Artificial Intelligence). Our hope is that through discussion of these various digital domains in terms of human rights, in terms of privacy, in terms of subversion of democracy, we are able to come out with some common principles of strengthening cooperation across borders.”
Some of the panel co-chairs are U.S. philanthropist Melinda Gates and the founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, Jack Ma. The panel will have a unique approach to these new technologies that will enhance the impact over their nine month long mandate.
The opportunities and the risks that this huge digital transformation that the blockchain is taking a huge chunk of, is filled with many problems like cyber attacks and election tampering that need to be properly mitigated in future.