The Impact of Data Protection Regulations on the Blockchain Ecosystem

This survey investigates many misconceptions, unclarities, and past discussions about how the requirements of the GDPR and other privacy regulations are to be dealt with in the blockchain space. It addresses concrete questions from regulators and the general public about the balance between regulation and innovation, how sufficient existing regulations and guidance are, and what other resources could help blockchain innovators succeed.

This survey aims to provide a snapshot of the situation during the summer of 2020, give a broad overview to the general public, further aid policy-making and guidance efforts by regulators, and help decision-making for companies in this space