Long Finance (November 2018), 29 pages.
To help investors, governments, and regulators track the latest global developments in Smart Ledgers, we have launched a new Smart Jurisdictions Index (see SmartJurisdictionsIndex.net). The index, which so far compares 48 jurisdictions across the globe using 151 factors, ranks a number of pioneering States in the USA at No 1, with France at 10, Canada at 11, the Netherlands at 12, the UK-England at 13, and Switzerland at 18. Drivers include how jurisdictions handle Identity, Documentation, Legal, and Payments, and how nations are beginning to deploy services to citizens using Smart Ledger technology.
Launched in pilot form so that key sector-players can contribute immediately to growing its scope and accuracy, the new Smart Jurisdictions Index uses the same methodologies that have helped our Global Financial Centres Index and Global Green Finance Index establish themselves as world-leading benchmarks.
Z/Yen’s Executive Chairman Professor Michael Mainelli said: “Smart Ledgers are changing finance and business by changing the way trust between parties is held and acted on. Practitioners asked us to build this new Smart Jurisdictions Index so that regulators, governments, investors, and businesses can better see how different jurisdictions are responding to the challenges of change.”