Global Blockchain Forum Launches to Build Interoperable Public Policy for $8Bil Industry

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Global Blockchain Founding Members

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Washington, D.C., April 13, 2016 – The world’s leading trade groups representing the digital asset and blockchain industries have launched the Global Blockchain Forum to help shape an international blockchain policy framework. Founding members include the Chamber of Digital Commerce (USA), Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association, the UK Digital Currency Association and the Association of Crypto-Currency Enterprises and Start-ups (Singapore).

The Global Blockchain Forum establishes international industry best practices to facilite globally interoperable blockchain innovation across jurisdictions. In addition, GBF participants will collaborate on consistent outreach and engagement with policymakers to foster a greater understanding and increased use of digital asset and blockchain technology worldwide.

The Global Blockchain Forum’s founding members include trade groups from the United States, Australia, United Kingdom, and Singapore with plans for future global expansion.

Perianne Boring, Founder and President, Chamber of Digital Commerce:
“The blockchain is a global technology platform for innovation, and many of our Members have a global presence. In an era of regulatory fragmentation, it’s critically important that we establish consistent regulatory frameworks around the world to reduce compliance cost and latency. The Global Blockchain Forum is a crucial step to drive global adoption.“

Ron Tucker, Chairman, Australian Digital Currency & Commerce Association:
“Blockchain technology provides an opportunity to rethink business models in almost every industry. A globally consistent regulatory framework will speed up the pace of innovation and simplify implementation.”

Paul Ferris, Board Member, UK Digital Currency Association:
“As blockchain technology continues to expand worldwide, we look forward to welcoming additional member countries to collaborate with us and deepen the scope of cooperation.”

Anson Zeall, Chairman, of the Association of Crypto-Currency Enterprises and Start-ups Singapore (ACCESS):
“We look forward to working together with these organizations in educating the public, engaging with regulators, and advocating for the blockchain industry. Most importantly, we are hopeful that this global initiative will also advance blockchain adoption more swiftly.“

About the Global Blockchain Forum

The Global Blockchain Forum is an international initiative amongst the world’s leading trade associations representing the digital asset and blockchain industries. Our mission is to develop industry best practices and help shape global regulatory interoperability. For more information, please visit Global Blockchain Forum.

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