ARC launches public consultation on “National Blockchain Blueprint for Qatar”
The Communications Regulatory Authority (ARC) has launched a public consultation on the “National Blockchain Blueprint for Qatar”, which was developed in collaboration by ARC, Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Qatar University, in the purpose of receiving views and comments from stakeholders and affected parties in Qatar on the content of the draft document.
It identifies key blockchain requirements and provides a set of recommendations for achieving the desired goals, identifying and building an effective regulatory foundation for blockchain, creating a solid foundation for the government’s approach in this area, and creating and enabling a environment conducive to creativity and innovation. . The plan highlights the potential of blockchain technology and the opportunities it can bring to Qatar.
It examines the most significant opportunities that blockchain could bring to various government and commercial sectors. It also describes the necessities and incentives that must be provided by each sector for the adoption of technologies that contribute to emerging startups, pilot projects and new businesses.
Blockchain makes it possible to capitalize on available resources and interconnect government and private entities for efficient, secure and rapid data exchange in different sectors. It can play a key role in shaping the future of many businesses in Qatar with efficient, secure and profitable transactions, helping to support the country’s sustainable development.
“The National Blockchain Blueprint highlights how blockchain technology can help build an innovative and growing IT sector that contributes to increased domestic and foreign investment, which supports Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and Strategy. National Development Bank of Qatar. ARC was keen to develop this plan in line with the importance of developing a strong regulatory framework to foster the investment environment and create a strong industry and adoption of emerging technologies.
“The regulation is important to protect users and provide the right legal framework that enables blockchain innovation and adoption. I would like to thank Hamad Bin Khalifa University and Qatar University for all their efforts and support. cooperation in developing this plan and we look forward to continuing our collaboration in the future,” said Ali al-Suwaidi, Director of Technical Affairs Department, CRA.
Stakeholders and affected parties may submit their views and comments to [email protected] no later than Thursday, September 15, 2022. The public consultation document can be viewed on the CRA’s website at