Gaming Standards Association forms new blockchain committee

13 February 2018

The Gaming Standards Association (GSA) and its GSA Europe division have opted to establish a new technical committee dedicated to blockchain.

The committee will collaboratively address blockchain technology and advise on areas where standards could potentially be developed.

Blockchain is becoming an increasingly popular technology in the industry, with more operators and regulatory authorities using it for data sharing and security purposes.

“GSA was created to help drive innovation in the gaming industry for the benefit of manufacturers, suppliers, operators and regulators,” GSA president Peter DeRaedt said.

“By creating a new Blockchain Committee, we are once again proving how, by creating a standard way to use technology, GSA is achieving our mission.”

Mark Pace, managing director of GSA Europe, added: “Many industries are evaluating how the blockchain technology can enhance data sharing security and increase operational transparency. GSA will launch this new committee and evaluate the creation of a gaming industry standard.

“This is very timely and may have significant impact on how companies can achieve GDPR and AML requirements.”

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