The World Economic Forum’s Blockchain Deployment Toolkit is a global, multi-industry, multi-stakeholder endeavour aimed at helping organisations build and scale well-thought-out blockchain solutions. More than 100 stakeholders across multiple industries and governments from around the world engaged in co-designing this toolkit to encourage responsible blockchain deployment. This toolkit is a combined effort of all involved based on numerous discussions, workshops, user feedback groups and research. However, the opinions expressed herein may not necessarily correspond with each individual involved with the project. Sincere thanks are extended to those who contributed their insights, including those not captured below.

Lead authors

Core Team

Nadia Hewett, Project Lead Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum, USA

Sumedha Deshmukh, Project Specialist Blockchain and Digital Currency, World Economic Forum, USA

Soichi Furuya, Senior Researcher, Hitachi (and World Economic Forum Fellow), USA

Francis Jee, World Economic Forum Fellow, USA

AbdulHakim Alhabib, Systems Consultant, Saudi Aramco (and World Economic Forum Fellow), USA

We are very grateful for the generous commitment and support of the organisations who dedicated Fellows to the project.

Module Authors

Adrien Ogée, Project Lead Cyber Resilience, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Alexandra Ashpole, Decentralized Identity Consultant, Accenture, USA

Andrew Moyle, Partner and Global Chair of Fintech Practice, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Anne Flannagan, Project Lead Data Policy, World Economic Forum, USA

Bianca Lee, Trainee Solicitor, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Chris Hanebeck, Founder & CEO, Truckl, USA

Christine Leong, Managing Director and Decentralized Identity Global Lead, Accenture, USA

Frida Montenius, Associate, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Henrik Hvid Jensen, Senior Digital Business Advisor, Trustworks A/S, Denmark

Jarick Poulson, Tax Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Jenny Cieplak, Partner, Latham & Watkins, USA

Jesper Mathias Nielsen, Manager, Deloitte, Denmark

Joseph Koo, Tax Consultant, Deloitte, USA

Linda Pawczuk, Global Consulting Blockchain and Digital Assets Leader, Deloitte Global, USA

Max Fang, Blockchain Specialist, University of Berkeley, USA

Paul Sin, Partner, Deloitte, China

Peter Taylor, Audit and Assurance Senior Manager, Deloitte, USA

Rebecca Liao, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Skuchain, USA

Shawn Muma, Technology Researcher Leader, Center for Global Enterprise, USA

Stuart Davis, Partner, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Sugathri Kolluru, Research Associate, Center for Global Enterprise, USA

Susan Joseph, Principal, Susan Joseph LLC, USA

Swagatam Chakraborty, Advisory Senior Solution Advisor, Deloitte, India

Wolfgang Lehmacher, Operating Partner, Industrial Innovation Partners, Anchor Group, Switzerland

Yang Chu, Advisory Senior Manager, Deloitte, USA

Pilot Partners

Sincere thanks to those who tested the toolkit on their use cases and Yingli Wang at Cardiff University that independently evaluated the pilot results.

Pilot Organisations & Individuals

Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, Pilot Partner, United Arab Emirates

Saudi Aramco, Pilot Partner, Saudi Arabia

Marek Termanowski, Partner, Accelliance, United Arab Emirates

Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, Head, Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution UAE, United Arab Emirates

Mark Balovnev, Partner, Accelliance, Canada

Core Contributors

Aida Jamak, Project Manager, Point Jupiter, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Andrej Antolović, Design Lead, Point Jupiter, Croatia

Andrew Ballinger, Analyst, Wave Financial, USA

Andrew Rudnick, Consulting Business Analyst, Deloitte, USA

David Jelić, Chief Technical Officer, Point Jupiter, Croatia

Homan Farahmand, Independent Contributor, Canada

Jayavaradhan Sambedu, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Curl Analytics, India

Lucy Hakobyan, Head of Programs, Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative, USA

Mariam Obaid Al Muhairi, Head, C4IR UAE, United Arab Emirates

Masha Smith, Legal Counsel, Latham & Watkins, USA

Milly Perry, Chair, Blockchain University Global and DAO 4 DAO’s Institute, Israel

Monia Škurtan, UX/UI Designer, Point Jupiter, Croatia

Nakul Lele, Consulting Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Peter McKay, Founder/Consultant, Indizr, USA

Ricky Franks, Consulting Manager, Deloitte, USA

Sheila Warren, Platform Head – Blockchain, Digital Currency, and Data Policy, World Economic Forum, USA

Shelby Botula, Project Coordinator, Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum, USA

Yingli Wang, Professor, Cardiff University, United Kingdom

Zvika Krieger, Head of Technology Policy & Partnerships, World Economic Forum, USA


Alastair Pryor, Portfolio Manager - Frontier Technology, United Nations World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator, Germany

Alisa DiCaprio, Head of Trade and Supply Chain, R3, USA

Alexander Varvarenko, CEO & Founder, SHIPNEXT, Belgium

Anastasia Kuskova, Transformation and Sustainability Director, Eurasian Resources Group, The Netherlands

Andreas Kuehn, Senior Program Associate, Global Cooperation in Cyberspace Initiative & Global Security, EastWest Institute, USA

Andrew Borene, Chief Executive Officer, Cipherloc Corporation and Fellow at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies, USA

Anina van der Walt, Student Researcher, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Anoop Nannra, Technical Steering Committee Member /DLT Task Group Co-Chair, Industrial Internet Consortium, USA

Antonio Senatore, Director, Deloitte, Ireland

Ben Singh-Jarrold, Head of Product Marketing, R3, United Kingdom

Benjamin O’Neal, Attorney, Strategic Solutions & Counsel LLC, USA

Bob Crozier, Head of Allianz Global Blockchain Center and Board Member of B3i, Switzerland

Boris Polania, Lead Engineer of Payments & Blockchain, Honda Innovations, USA

Chris Brodersen, Consulting Specialist Leader, Deloitte, USA

Claudina Castro Tanco, Consulting Enabling Manager, Deloitte, USA

Daniela Barat, Head of Legal & Compliance, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

David Kappos, Partner, Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, USA

Dhananjay Goswami, Consulting Specialist Leader, Deloitte, USA

Dominique Guinard, CTO & Co-Founder, EVRYTHNG, Switzerland

Dusko Karaklajic, Senior Manager, Deloitte, Switzerland

Fiona Maclean, Partner, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Floris Landi, Graphic Design and Publications Lead, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Gadi Benmoshe, CIO, Israel Ports Ltd., Israel

Gary D. Sprague, Partner, Baker McKenzie, USA

Gayle Markovitz, Editor, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Han Wang, Consultant, Technology & Innovation Lab, World Bank Group, USA

Heidi Eggert, Head of Innovation Entrepreneurs, Nike Inc., USA

Helena Correia Mendonça, Principal Consultant, VdA Legal Partners, Portugal

Inês Antas de Barros, Managing Associate, VdA Legal Partners, Portugal

Jaka Mele, Chief Digital Officer, CargoX, Slovenia

Jan Scheele, Chief Executive Officer, Bitcanna, The Netherlands

Jana Krimpe, Partner & Founder, B.EST Solutions, Estonia

Jean-Philippe Stanway, Graphic Designer, World Economic Forum, Switzerland

Jens Munch Lund-Nielsen, Head of Global Trade & Supply Chains, IOTA Foundation, United Kingdom

John Choi, Chief Executive Officer, MarkAny, Korea

Joseph Koo, Tax Consultant II, Deloitte, USA

Kateryna Isirova, Junior Associate, B.EST Solutions Estonia, Ukraine

Kathryn Troxel, Tax Professor, Seattle University, USA

Kei Fukuta, Director, Hitachi Ltd., Japan

Larry Pang, Head of Business Development, IoTeX, USA

Lidia Kamleh, General Counsel, Museum of the Future, Dubai Future Foundation, United Arab Emirates

Lisa Simpson, Consulting Manager, Deloitte, USA

Luca Castellani, Legal Officer, United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, Austria

Madhav Durbha, Group Vice President, LLamasoft, USA

Magda Cocco, Partner and Head of ICT Practice, VdA Legal Partners, Portugal

Malika Sajdik, Associate, Latham & Watkins, Hong Kong

Mark Sun, Associate, Latham & Watkins, United Kingdom

Michael Prokop, Advisory Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Michael Taylor, Member, Trusted IoT Alliance, Switzerland

Mikkel Boding Kildetoft, Consultant, Deloitte, Denmark

Mitch Rabinowitz, Partner, Latham & Watkins, USA

Moritz Petersen, Senior Researcher, Kühne Logistics University, Germany

Naveed Ahmed, Head of Media, Communications and IT Contracts Section, The Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department, United Arab Emirates

Niamh O'Connell, Project Manager at Treum, ConsenSys U.S., USA

Nicolas Verschelden, Managing Partner Dream Tech Alliance, AB InBev, Belgium

Oleksandr Potii, Professor, JSC Institute of Information Technology, Ukraine

Olushola Ibironke Joanne Martins, IT Officer, Technology & Innovation Lab, World Bank Group, USA

Pankaj Kulkarni, Consulting Manager, Deloitte, India

Partha Das Chowdhury, Head Blockchain Centre of Excellence, Vara Technology, India

Peder Muller, Advisory Specialist Leader, Deloitte, USA

Prakash Santhana, Advisory Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Prema Shrikrishna, IT Officer, Technology & Innovation Lab, World Bank Group, USA

Punit Shukla, Project Lead Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology, World Economic Forum, India

Rachel Alexandra Halsema, IT Officer, Technology & Innovation Lab, World Bank Group, USA

Rajesh Dhuddu, Global Practice Leader-Blockchain, Tech Mahindra, India

Raunak Mittal, Consultant, Technology & Innovation Lab, World Bank Group, USA

Rene Alvarenga, Sr. Director of Software Product Management, GE Transportation, USA

Richard Morton, Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association, United Kingdom

Robert Learney, Lead Technologist Blockchain & DLT, Digital Catapult, United Kingdom

Robert Leo Maslamoney, Managing Director Maersk Angola, Angola

Robert Massey, Tax Partner, Deloitte, USA

Ryan Rugg, Head of Industry Verticals, R3, USA

Ryoko Imai, Senior Research Scientist, Hitachi America, USA

Sandra Corcuera-Santamaria, Integration and Trade Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank, USA

Sergey Tyan, Strategy Director, Eurasian Resources Group, The Netherlands

Shelby Murphy, Audit & Assurance Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Simon Kiilerich Vedel, Senior Product Manager, Maersk, Denmark

Sue McLean, Partner, Baker McKenzie, USA

Tamara Levin, Partner, Baker McKenzie, USA

Tim Davis, Advisory Partner, Deloitte, USA

Valesca Molinari, Co-Head of Innovation and Legal Tech for Germany and Austria, Baker McKenzie (and World Economic Forum Fellow), USA

Varun Jain, Consulting Manager, Deloitte, USA Vincent Annunziato, Director, US Customs & Border Protection, USA

Virginia Cram-Martos, CEO, Triangularity SáRL, Spain

Wendy Henry, Consulting Managing Director, Deloitte, USA

Zhijun William Zhang, Senior IT Officer Security, Risk and Compliance, World Bank Group, USA

Ziyang Fan, Head of Digital Trade, World Economic Forum, USA


Additional thanks goes to Christoph Wolff, Margi Van Gogh, Jayant Narayan, Amanda Russo, Alexandra May, Linda Lacina and all of the individuals and organisations – experts, supply chain actors, company executives, policy-makers and others – for your input in workshops, interviews, user-feedback, scoping exercises, surveys and more to shape the outcome of this toolkit.