Distributed accounting technology (DLT) such as the blockchain could generate $ 1 trillion of new trade in the next ten years, a joint report from the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Thursday, September 13th.
The report, & Trade Tech – A New Era for Supply Chain Business and Finance, published in collaboration with Bain & Company, assesses the prospects of DLT in the global commercial finance sector.  Along a sector of growing attention to innovation, commercial finance continues to rely on technology inheritance, with more blockchain-based initiatives now dedicated to increasing efficiency.
"The distributed ledger and other technological innovations promise revolutionary progress in supply chain trade and finance, reducing costs and ease of use," reads the report's preface.
Among their findings, the WEF and Bain forecasts that the DLT will introduce new trades, helping to bridge the current trade financial deficit by $ 1.5 trillion.
"[Approximately] 30% or trill $ 1.1 the new trading volume will be due to the b the removal of the DLT ", they say, adding that" [approximately] 40% or 0.9 trillion dollars will pass to the DLT for better service levels and lower commissions. "
The WEF report in the meantime includes similar signals for governments, the organization arguing that even for those inside structures like the European Union, the adoption of the DLT is to unavoidable.
"They should include accounting book technology distributed as part of all relevant and forward-looking regulatory considerations, such as cross-border food imports," he concludes:
"With some governments already starting to make these moves , the latecomers will become increasingly disadvantaged. "
Bain is no stranger to the blockchain analysis, in June he also sees important economic benefits for banks adopting some form of technology.