One of the most significant innovations in compliance will come through the incorporation of blockchain into compliance. I see great value propositions for the compliance function. There are two specific areas where I see blockchain directly impacting the compliance profession. The first is with third-parties. The second area where blockchain provides a potential game changer is contracts, specifically around compliance terms and conditions.

This final point is operationalizing compliance. It will be interesting to see when the DOJ or SEC will begin to comment on blockchain as a part of a best practices compliance program.

Three key takeaways:

  1. Blockchain has great potential for the compliance profession.
  2. Blockchain can facilitate the third-party due diligence and update requirements.
  3. Blockchain can provide a clear trigger for compliance terms and conditions.