The Developing Role of Blockchain

We are pleased to launch the new White Paper that PwC has created in cooperation with the World Energy Council (WEC): The Developing Role of Blockchain.

Blockchain has the potential to change the way we arrange, record and verify transactions, with the underlying model shifting away from a centralised structure towards decentralised systems. It is no surprise then that, outside of the financial sector, the energy sector is seen as one of the industries where blockchain could have the biggest transformative and disruptive impact.

But there are still a number of uncertainties in the way of blockchain which still could limit or even stall its growth due to a combination of technological, regulatory and other practical challenges.

Among the big questions surrounding blockchain are: Will its early potential translate into robust and reliable, practical applications? How sure can we be that its promise of greater cybersecurity will be fulfilled and that it won’t introduce new, possibly bigger risks?

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Marc Schmidli

Marc Schmidli

Marc Schmidli
PwC
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Marc Schmidli leads as Partner the Energy, Utility & Mining, the Sustainability as well as the valuation services team of PwC Switzerland. He has been working since July 2000 for PwC. He has a doctoral degree from the University of St. Gallen (Dr. oec. HSG). Furthermore, Marc is CFA charterholder since 2003.

Marc’s experiences within Advisory include Merger & Acquisitions, financing and valuations, strategy and organization consulting in the context of the energy market liberalization as well as sustainability assurance & consulting.