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The role of blockchain regulatory technology: lessons from Project Maison

Liebenau, Jonathan (2020) The role of blockchain regulatory technology: lessons from Project Maison. MIS Quarterly Executive, 19 (1). ISSN 1540-1960

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Abstract

This paper outlines the potential inherent in the application of blockchain technology for regulatory compliance. Such technology has often been touted as offering greater degrees of transparency and automation to lower compliance costs and ease regulatory burdens and yet few examples currently exist, which have been directly driven by regulatory authorities. We draw upon Project Maison, a protype blockchain for digital regulatory reporting of mortgages developed in conjunction with UK regulator and banks, which despite having much potential was not scaled into production. The study highlights, potential operational benefits in using blockchain for these purposes and how this approach may come at a perceived cost of increased supervision and loss of control. Specifically, we outline, risks, use cases governance challenges and trade-offs inherent in applying a decentralized approach to regulatory reporting.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://aisel.aisnet.org/misqe/
Additional Information: © 2020 Association for Information Systems
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
K Law > K Law (General)
Date Deposited: 20 Dec 2019 11:45
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2020 01:25
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/102975

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